chapter  1
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INTRODUCTION

The aim of this book is to provide a history of medieval philosophy which will serve as an introduction to the subject. A history: there are many different histories of medieval philosophy that have been written, and will be written. My history will not make them redundant, but it has its own special aim and so its particular emphases. It advances a view of both what medieval (Western)1 philosophy is, and what should be involved in studying the history of philosophy, that is both broader and bolder than what is usually expected.