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By John Marenbon

Philosophy within the medieval Latin West prior to 1200 is frequently proposal to were ruled by way of Platonism. The articles during this quantity query this view, by way of cataloguing, describing and investigating the culture of Aristotelian good judgment in this interval, interpreting its impact on authors often put in the Aristotelian culture (Eriugena, Anselm, Gilbert of Poitiers), and in addition taking a look at many of the features of early medieval Platonism. Abelard, the main wonderful truth seeker of the age, is the most topic of 3 articles, and the publication concludes with extra normal discussions approximately how and why medieval philosophy could be studied.

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