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Philosophic Classics, Volume II: Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

ISBN 9780205783908
Published June 1, 2010 by Routledge
560 Pages

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Book Description

Esteemed for providing the best available translations, Philosophic Classics: Ancient Philosophy, features complete works or complete sections of the most important works by the major thinkers, as well as shorter samples from transitional thinkers. First published in 1961, Forrest E. Baird's revision of Philosophic Classics, Pearson Education's long-standing anthology (available in split volumes), continues the tradition of providing generations of students with high quality course material. Using the complete works, or where appropriate, complete sections of works, this anthology allows philosophers to speak directly to students. For more information on the main combined anthology, or the additional period volumes, please see below: Philosophic Classics: From Plato to Derrida, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783864Philosophic Classics, Volume I: Ancient Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783856Philosophic Classics, Volume III: Modern Philosophy, 6/E ISBN-10: 0205783899

Table of Contents

Prologue I: Early Christianity Justin Martyr Dialogue with Trypho (in part) Appology (in part) Clement of Alexandria Stromateis Tertullian A Treatise on the Soul (in part) Prescriptions Against the Heretics (in part) Origen On First Principles (in part) Prologue II: Other Foundational Documents Philo of Alexandria On the Account of the World's Creation Given by Moses ( II-VI, XLIV-XLVI) Plotinus Enneads (Ennead I, Tractate VI) Pseudo-Dionysius Areopagite The Divine Names (Chapter 4, sections 18-21, 30; Chapter 7, 3) Augustine On the Free Choice of the Will (Book II) Confessions (Book VIII, 5, 8-12; Book XI, 14-28) City of God (Book VIII, Chapters 1-12; Book XI, Chapter 26; Book XII, Chapters 1-9; Book XIX, Chapters 11-17) Early Medieval Philosophy Boethius The Second Editon of the Commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyry (Book I Chapters 10-11) The Consolation of Philosophy (Book V) John Scotus Eriugena On the Division of Nature (Periphyseon) (Book I, Chapters 1-7, 11-12, 13-14) Anslem (And Gaunilo) Proslogion (Preface, Chapters 1-4) Gaunilo and Anslem: Debate Peter Abelard On Universals Ethics (Prologue, Chapters 1-3, 10-12) Hildegard of Bingen Scivias (Book I, Vision 4, Chapters 16-26) John of Salisbury Metalogicon (Book II, Chapter 17) Statesman (Policratus) (Chapters 1-3) Islamic and Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages Avicenna Essay on the Secret of Destiny Concerning the SOul (Chapters 1-2, 4, 6, 12-13) Al-Ghazali The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Introduction, and Preface One) Averroes The Decisive Treatise Moses Maimonides The Guide for the Perplexed ( Part I, Chapters 51-52, 58; Part II Introduction, Chapters 13,17; Part III, Chapter 12) Thirteenth Century Philosophy Robert Grosseteste On Light Roger Bacon The Opus Majus (Part IV, 1,3; Part VI, 1-2) Bonaventure The Mind's Road to God (Prologue, Chapters 1-3) On the Eternity of the World (selections) Siger of Brabant Question on the Eternity of the World The Condemnations of 1270 (complete) and 1277 (in part) Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica (selections) The Principles of Nature Late Medieval Philosophy John Duns Scotus A Treatise on God as First Principle (Chapter 3) Reportata Parisiensia (in part) Prologue to the Ordinatio William of Ockham On Universals(Summa Logicae, Part I, Chapters 14-16; Part II, Chapter 2) On Being (Summa Logicae, Part I, Chapter 38) On Knowledge (Quodlibetal Questions, First Quodlibet, Question 13) On God (selections) On Politics (eight Questions on the Power of the Pope, Questions 2, Chapters 1,7) Meister Eckhart Sermon #1 Catherine of Siena Letter # 58 Renaissance Philosophy Nicholas Cusanas On Learned Ignorance (Chapter 1-4, 26) Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola Oration on the Dignity of Man (in part) Niccolo Machiavelli The Prince (Chapters 15-18, 25) Thomas More Utopia (in part) Michel De Montiagne Apology for Raymond Sebond (Chapter 3) Luis De Molina On Divine Foreknowledge: Part IV of the Concordia (in part) Giordano Bruno Of the Infinite, the Universe, and the Worlds (in part)

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Forrest Baird has taught at Whitworth since 1978. In addition to teaching a variety of courses in philosophy, most summers he teaches for Fuller Theological Seminary in extension programs throughout the West. Dr. Baird has a B.A. from Westmont, an M.Div. From Fuller, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Baird's most recent scholarly work has been editing the six-volume Philosophic Classics series. His other works include editing the book, Human Thought and Action: Readings in Western Intellectual History, and co-authoring (with Jack Rogers) Introduction to Philosophy: A Case Study Approach.