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By Peter Dronke

ISBN-10: 0521258960

ISBN-13: 9780521258968

ISBN-10: 0521429072

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This can be the 1st accomplished research of the philosophical achievements of twelfth-century Western Europe. it's the collaboration of fifteen students whose exact survey makes obtainable the highbrow preoccupations of the interval, with all texts brought up in English translation all through. After a dialogue of the cultural context of twelfth-century hypothesis, and a few of the most streams of notion - Platonic, Stoic, and Arabic - that quickened it, comes a characterisation of the recent difficulties and views of the interval, in clinical inquiry, speculative grammar, and good judgment. this can be by means of a more in-depth exam of the targeted positive factors of a few of the main leading edge thinkers of the time, from Anselm and Abelard to the varsity of Chartres. a last part exhibits the effect of newly recovered works of Aristotle within the twelfth-century West.

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20 Dragmaticon, ed. Guilielmus Gratarolus (Strasbourg 1567; repr. Frankfurt 1967), p. 83. 28 Background philosophical studies during the later twelfth century. Thus before attempting to trace their influence it will be necessary to look more closely at the limitations of their work, in order to distinguish more clearly that in it which was of enduring importance. 22 The paradoxical result is that the most ardent Platonists of the twelfth century were forced to abandon philosophical Platonism in favour of a cosmology which vacillates between a crude form of natural science and wholly intuitive exercises in myth and metaphor.

J. Martin (Bruges 1948), pp. 85-6; repr. in his Collected Papers on the History of Grammar in the Middle Ages, ed. G. L. l (Amsterdam 1980), pp. 117-18. 6 On the status of magistri see Philippe Delhaye, ^'organisation scolaire au xne siecle', Traditio v (1947) 211-68; Chenu 1957, pp. 323-50 (Taylor-Little 1968, pp. 270-309). On the general status of scientific learning, Alexander Murray, Reason and Society in the Middle Ages (Oxford 1978), pp. 110-24; Brian Stock, The Implications of Literacy (Princeton 1983), pp.

E. Dutton, 'Illustre ciuitatis elpopuli exemplum:P\ato's Timaeus and the Transmission from Calcidius to the End of the Twelfth Century of a Tripartite Scheme of Society', Mediaeval Studies XIV (1983) 79-119; Tilman Struve, Die Entwicklung der organologischen Staatsauffassung im Mittelalter (Stuttgart 1978), pp. 123-48; 'The importance of the organism in the political theory of John of Salisbury', in The World of John of Salisbury, cd. Michael Wilks (Oxford 1984), pp. 303-17; Max Kerner, 'Natur und Gesellschaft bei Johannes von Salisbury', Miscellanea Mediaevalia XII (1979) 188-96.

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