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The History of Medieval Philosophy

Selected Figures of Scholastic Tradition I


Ladislav Tkáčik

Calling an epoch Middle Age already involves some sort of judgment. But Middle Ages represent a historic period, in which the identity was established, which was denied by the renaissance, modern world and which however is now being discovered again in its sense and beauty. It is a period in which a co-existence between faith and intellect, between ecclesiastical and profane culture was possible. It was a varied living space in which philosophy, mystique and practice could exist side by side. It is a world which is lost today and which we can get a hold of again only by intellectual appropriation.
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Used and Recommended Literature


Abelard Pierre: Sic et Non (translated by W. J. Lewis (aided by the helpful comments and suggestions of S. Barney) from the Latin text in the critical edition of Sic et Non edited by Blanche B. Boyer and Richard McKeon (University of Chicago Press, 1976).

Anselm of Canterbury: Complete Philosophical and Theological Treatises (Translated by Jasper Hopkins and Herbert Richardson). Minneapolis: The Arthur J. Banning Press, 2000.

Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy (Translated by David R. Slavitt). Cambridge – London: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Boethius: The Principles of Music (translation by Calvin Martin Bower). George Peabody College for Teachers, 1967.

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