ABSTRACT

Like any other group of philosophers, scholastic thinkers from the Middle Ages disagreed about even the most fundamental of concepts. With their characteristic style of rigorous semantic and logical analysis, they produced a wide variety of diverse theories about a huge number of topics.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy offers readers an outstanding survey of many of these diverse theories, on a wide array of subjects. Its 35 chapters, all written exclusively for this Companion by leading international scholars, are organized into seven parts:

I Language and Logic

II Metaphysics

III Cosmology and Physics

IV Psychology

V Cognition

VI Ethics and Moral Philosophy

VII Political Philosophy

In addition to shedding new light on the most well-known philosophical debates and problems of the medieval era, the Companion brings to the fore topics that may not traditionally be associated with scholastic philosophy, but were in fact a veritable part of the tradition. These include chapters covering scholastic theories about propositions, atomism, consciousness, and democracy and representation.

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy is a helpful, comprehensive introduction to the field for undergraduate students and other newcomers as well as a unique and valuable resource for researchers in all areas of philosophy.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction

ByRichard Cross, JT Paasch

part Part I|74 pages

Language and Logic

chapter 1|14 pages

Propositions

ByNathaniel E. Bulthuis

chapter 2|12 pages

Qualification

ByAllan Bäck

chapter 3|12 pages

Kinds of Argument

BySara L. Uckelman

chapter 4|14 pages

Modal Logic

BySpencer C. Johnston

chapter 5|20 pages

Logic Games

ByJT Paasch

part Part II|81 pages

Metaphysics

chapter 6|7 pages

Matter

ByJohn Kronen, Sandra Menssen

chapter 7|10 pages

Form

ByThomas M. Ward

chapter 8|11 pages

Relations

ByHeine Hansen

chapter 9|19 pages

Powers

ByJT Paasch

chapter 10|13 pages

Identity and Sameness

ByAndrew W. Arlig

chapter 11|9 pages

Kinds, Essences, and Natures

ByMartin Tweedale

chapter 12|10 pages

Individuation

ByDaniel D. Novotný, Jorge J. E. Gracia

part Part III|54 pages

Cosmology and Physics

chapter 13|14 pages

Causality

ByGraham White

chapter 14|9 pages

Space and Place

ByCecilia Trifogli

chapter 15|10 pages

Atomism

ByAurélien Robert

chapter 16|8 pages

Qualitative Change

ByRobert Pasnau

chapter 17|11 pages

Proofs for God’s Existence

ByWilliam E. Mann

part Part IV|50 pages

Psychology

chapter 18|10 pages

Soul, Mind, and Body

ByPaul J. M. M. Bakker

chapter 19|6 pages

Intellect

ByJack Zupko

chapter 20|11 pages

Will

ByCyrille Michon

chapter 21|7 pages

Emotions

ByVesa Hirvonen

chapter 22|14 pages

Consciousness

ByTherese Scarpelli Cory

part Part V|52 pages

Cognition

chapter 23|15 pages

Internal Senses

ByDeborah Black

chapter 24|11 pages

Cognitive Acts

ByGiorgio Pini

chapter 25|8 pages

Abstraction

BySimo Knuuttila

chapter 26|7 pages

Intentionality

ByGyula Klima

chapter 27|9 pages

Mental Language

ByJoël Biard

part Part VI|59 pages

Ethics and Moral Psychology

chapter 28|19 pages

Freedom

ByTobias Hoffmann

chapter 29|9 pages

Reasons and Actions

ByAnthony Celano

chapter 30|9 pages

Divine Command Theory

ByHannes Möhle

chapter 31|9 pages

Conscience

ByDouglas C. Langston

chapter 32|11 pages

Atonement

ByThomas Williams

part Part VII|38 pages

Political Philosophy

chapter 33|17 pages

Law and Government

ByJonathan Jacobs

chapter 34|9 pages

Spheres of Power

ByStephen Lahey

chapter 35|10 pages

Democracy and Representation

ByTakashi Shogimen