The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas


Author: Norman Kretzmann,Eleonore Stump
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521437691
Category: Philosophy
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Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and supernatural reality. On the other hand, he was convinced that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the best available philosophical component of such a system. In a relatively brief career Aquinas developed these projects in great detail and with an astonishing degree of success. In this volume ten leading scholars introduce all the important aspects of Aquinas' thought, ranging from its historical background and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, through the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical approach to Biblical commentary. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Aquinas currently in print. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Aquinas.

The Cambridge Companion to Augustine


Author: David Vincent Meconi,Eleonore Stump
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113999218X
Category: Philosophy
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It has been over a decade since the first edition of The Cambridge Companion to Augustine was published. In that time, reflection on Augustine's life and labors has continued to bear much fruit: significant new studies into major aspects of his thinking have appeared, as well as studies of his life and times and new translations of his work. This new edition of the Companion, which replaces the earlier volume, has eleven new chapters, revised versions of others, and a comprehensive updated bibliography. It will furnish students and scholars of Augustine with a rich resource on a philosopher whose work continues to inspire discussion and debate.

The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle


Author: Jonathan Barnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521422949
Category: Philosophy
Page: 404
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The most accessible and comprehensive guide to Aristotle currently available.

The Cambridge Companion to Anselm


Author: Brian Davies,Brian Leftow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521002059
Category: Philosophy
Page: 323
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Explores the major ideas of one of the most important philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages.

The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy


Author: James Hankins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827485
Category: Philosophy
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The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Philosophy, published in 2007, provides an introduction to a complex period of change in the subject matter and practice of philosophy. The philosophy of the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries is often seen as transitional between the scholastic philosophy of the Middle Ages and modern philosophy, but the essays collected here, by a distinguished international team of contributors, call these assumptions into question, emphasizing both the continuity with scholastic philosophy and the role of Renaissance philosophy in the emergence of modernity. They explore the ways in which the science, religion and politics of the period reflect and are reflected in its philosophical life, and they emphasize the dynamism and pluralism of a period which saw both new perspectives and enduring contributions to the history of philosophy. This will be an invaluable guide for students of philosophy, intellectual historians, and all who are interested in Renaissance thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Rousseau


Author: Patrick Riley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576154
Category: Philosophy
Page: 453
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An accessible and systematic 2001 survey of the full range of Rousseau's thinking and activity.

The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae


Author: Philip McCosker,Denys Turner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521879639
Category: Religion
Page: 376
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Featuring essays from both specialists in Aquinas' thought and constructive contemporary theologians, this Companion provides an accessible, comprehensive guide to his main mature theological work, the Summa Theologiae. The authors demonstrate how to read the text effectively and how to relate it to past and current theological issues.

The Cambridge Companion to Hayek


Author: Edward Feser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827588
Category: Philosophy
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F. A. Hayek (1899–1992) was among the most important economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is widely regarded as the principal intellectual force behind the triumph of global capitalism, an 'anti-Marx' who did more than any other recent thinker to elucidate the theoretical foundations of the free market economy. His account of the role played by market prices in transmitting economic knowledge constituted a devastating critique of the socialist ideal of central economic planning, and his famous book The Road to Serfdom was a prophetic statement of the dangers which socialism posed to a free and open society. He also made significant contributions to fields as diverse as the philosophy of law, the theory of complex systems, and cognitive science. The essays in this volume, by an international team of contributors, provide a critical introduction to all aspects of Hayek's thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger


Author: Charles B. Guignon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139826976
Category: Philosophy
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Martin Heidegger is now widely recognized as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. He transformed mainstream philosophy by defining its central task as asking the 'question of being'. His thought has contributed to the turn to hermeneutics and to postmodernism and poststructuralism. Moreover, the disclosure of his deep involvement in Nazism has provoked much debate about the relation of philosophy to politics. This edition brings to the fore other works, as well as alternative approaches to scholarship. The essays cover topics such as Heidegger's conception of phenomenology, his relation to Kant and Husserl, his account of truth, and his stand on the realism/anti-realism debate. This edition includes a new preface by the editor, revised versions of several essays from the first edition, and an exhaustive bibliography, providing guidance for both newcomers to Heidegger's work and established scholars.

The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy

From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Disintegration of Scholasticism, 1100-1600
Author: Norman Kretzmann,Anthony Kenny,Jan Pinborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521369336
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1035
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This 1982 book is a history of the great age of scholastism from Abelard to the rejection of Aristotelianism in the Renaissance, combining the highest standards of medieval scholarship with a respect for the interests and insights of contemporary philosophers, particularly those working in the analytic tradition. The volume follows on chronologically from The Cambridge History of Later Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy, though it does not continue the histories of Greek and Islamic philosophy but concentrates on the Latin Christian West. Unlike other histories of medieval philosophy that divide the subject matter by individual thinkers, it emphasises the parts of more historical and theological interest. This volume is organised by those topics in which recent philosophy has made the greatest progress.

The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke


Author: David Dwan,Christopher Insole
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107495652
Category: Political Science
Page: 279
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Edmund Burke prided himself on being a practical statesman, not an armchair philosopher. Yet his responses to specific problems - rebellion in America, the abuse of power in India and Ireland, or revolution in France - incorporated theoretical debates within jurisprudence, economics, religion, moral philosophy and political science. Moreover, the extraordinary rhetorical force of Burke's speeches and writings quickly secured his reputation as a gifted orator and literary stylist. This Companion provides a comprehensive assessment of Burke's thought, exploring all his major writings from his early treatise on aesthetics to his famous polemic, Reflections on the Revolution in France. It also examines the vexed question of Burke's Irishness and seeks to determine how his cultural origins may have influenced his political views. Finally, it aims both to explain and to challenge interpretations of Burke as a romantic, a utilitarian, a natural law thinker and founding father of modern conservatism.

The Cambridge Companion to Atheism


Author: Michael Martin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827393
Category: Religion
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In this 2007 volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars present original essays on various aspects of atheism: its history, both ancient and modern, defense and implications. The topic is examined in terms of its implications for a wide range of disciplines including philosophy, religion, feminism, postmodernism, sociology and psychology. In its defense, both classical and contemporary theistic arguments are criticized, and, the argument from evil, and impossibility arguments, along with a non religious basis for morality are defended. These essays give a broad understanding of atheism and a lucid introduction to this controversial topic.

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy


Author: A. S. McGrade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521000635
Category: History
Page: 405
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This volume, first published in 2003, spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and into the fourteenth century.

The Cambridge Companion to Duns Scotus


Author: Thomas Williams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635639
Category: History
Page: 408
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A comprehensive treatment of the life and work of John Duns Scotus offers essays on his contributions to medieval philosophy and theology.

The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity


Author: Peter C. Phan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110749544X
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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How do Christians reconcile their belief in one God with the concept of three divine 'persons'? This Companion provides an overview of how the Christian doctrine of the Trinity has been understood and articulated in the last two thousand years. The Trinitarian theologies of key theologians, from the New Testament to the twentieth century, are carefully examined and the doctrine of the Trinity is brought into dialogue with non-Christian religions as well as with other Christian beliefs. Authors from a range of denominational backgrounds explore the importance of Trinitarian thought, locating the Trinity within the wider context of systematic theology. Contemporary theology has seen a widespread revival of the doctrine of the Trinity and this book incorporates the most recent developments in the scholarship.

The Cambridge Companion to Ockham


Author: Paul Vincent Spade
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521587907
Category: Philosophy
Page: 420
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Offers a full discussion of all significant aspects of this medieval philosopher's thought.

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence


Author: George Duke,Robert P. George
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107120519
Category: Law
Page: 430
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This volume brings together leading experts on natural law theory to provide perspectives on the nature and foundations of law.

The Cambridge Companion to Political Theology


Author: Craig Hovey,Elizabeth Phillips
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052742
Category: Religion
Page: 314
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This volume explores contemporary Christian political theology, discussing its traditional sources, its emergence as a discipline, and its key issues.