History of Philosophy Volume 2. Medieval Philosophy. By: Frederick Copleston Media of History of Philosophy Volume 2. See larger image. A History of Philosophy, Volume II, Mediaeval Philosophy Augustine to Scotus. By S. J. Frederick Copleston (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, Ltd. Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries.

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Ayer Conceived originally as a serious presentation of the development of philosophy for Catholic seminary students, Frederick Copleston’s nine-volume A History Of Philosophy has journeyed far beyond the modest purpose of its author to universal acclaim as the best history of philosophy in English. Andy Rix rated it liked it Dec 18, Bonaventure’s philosophical material is so difficult to find in English.

I have only two complaints about the book. So, in a way, and as Copleston will openly declare at many time, the opinion that philosophy operated within a distinctively theological context is true; the difference will lie in the opinion that, in contradistinction to those philosophers mentioned above, Fredericck would argue that philosophy was not subjugated in the sense that it was not free to speculate; it only speculated in a new context.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 16, James of the Redwoods rated it really liked it Shelves: He was Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara between andand he delivered the Gifford Lectures at the University of Aberdeen between and Thus Augustine, Erigena, and Bonaventure get multiple chapters, while several thinkers go by in between, but we do get a page or five or more to actually get to know the thought of each one adduced in some reasonable measure, and there is a clear sense of connection and development.

He was appointed Visiting Professor at Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, spending half of each year lecturing there from to Beginners might want some supplementary encyclopedia-style reading. The reading of his first volume on classical Greek and Roman philosophy confirmed this opinion, so, eventually, I proceeded to read more.


Alex J rated it really liked it Aug 21, Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history’s great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures. Books by Frederick Charles Copleston.

History of Philosophy Volume 2

Some philosophers are of the belief that philosophy was subjugated to theology as a result of the rise of the Christian faith, was held captive to the demands of bored monks bickering on matters of faith and employing philosophical tools to prove inherently non-philosophical points, and was only released with Ockham in the 13th century. Merenungi perjalanan orang-orang yang bergelut di dalamnya, bagaimana konteks kelahiran sebuah pemikiran, sampai bagaimana pemikiran tersebut mempengaruhi orang-orang setelahnya dan juga implikasi-implikasi di jaman berikutnya.

Six chapters are devoted to Augustine, and both Islamic and Jewish philosophy are each given a chapter which, I believe, is far too short, especially considering that the former includes persons such as Avicenna and Averroes. This is enormously readable and fun, aside from Freddie’s unclean attraction to the word “propaedeutic”. Sep 14, Albie added it. Teske – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 3: To ask other readers questions about A History of Philosophy, Volume 2please sign up.

The volume begins with the Patristic era and the early middle ages, then moves on to the rediscovery of Aristotle in the twelfth century and the majo This is the second volume of Father Copleston’s History of Philosophyprobably the most comprehensive modern history available see my review of volume 1.

May 10, Dave Peticolas rated it really liked it. Copleston presents these historical thinkers in a clear and lucid manner, and his books make decent references for their philosophy. But what I do want to say is that one cannot rightly write off the works of these persons because their interests were directly related to ecclesiastical concerns and controversies; indeed, philosophy proved her use and influence during this time as much as at any other time.

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While in Heythrop Copleston had time and interest to begin the work he is most famous for, his “A History of Philosophy” – a textbook that originally set out to deliver a clear account of ancient, medieval and modern philosophy in three volumes, which was instead completed in nine volumes Shortly after his eighteenth philosophg he converted to Catholicism, and his father subsequently almost disowned him.


I have only two complaints about t This was a very good, comprehensive overview philospphy the philosophy of the Middle Ages, focused especially on the period from Augustine of Hippo to Duns Scotus, but touching on some areas outside of that as well.

The war made it impossible for him to study for his doctorate, as once intended, histoy the Gregorian University in Rome, and instead Copleston was invited to return to Heythrop fredeerick teach the history of philosophy to the few remaining Jesuits there. Litt in later years. Book ratings by Goodreads. He redeemed himself somewhat with a good second at Greats in After the initial shock, however, his father saw fit to help Copleston through his education and he attended St.

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Copleston saw Scotus as being unfairly tarred as a pre-Ockhamist and was at pains to explain how he tried, sometimes through tortured arguments he was the doctor subtilisapparently to explain God as, say, loving HImself both completely logically and completely freely. He died in Fortunately he made it back to Britain before the outbreak of war in Re-Reading the Canon Review.

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A History of Philosophy 2: A History of Philosophy: Lists with This Book. But, most certainly, I do not think this should be too much of a bother, since often the only philosopher given any attention at all from these eleven centuries is Aquinas. Lots of untranslated Latin – caveat lector.