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Philosophy and civilization in the Middle Ages / Maurice De Wulf.

; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
New York : Dover Publications, [1953] .
ISBN 0486202844, 9780486202846

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Other Authors Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Subjects Civilization, Medieval.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Series Vanuxem lectures ; 1920.
Description x, 312 pages ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1953]
©1922
Notes "An unaltered and unabridged reissue of the first edition of 1922."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-307) and index.
Also available online.
Summary The material of these lectures, which I had the honor of delivering at Princeton University, on the Vanuxem Foundation, was prepared, during the War, at the Universities of Harvard, Poitiers, and Toronto. Certain portions of the work, relatively few, have already appeared in the form of articles, viz.: part of Chapter I in the Revue de Metaphysique et de Morale, July, 1918; Chapter IV, ii, in the Philosophical Review, July, 1918; Chapter V, iii, in the International Journal of Ethics, January, 1919; Chapter III, ii, and Chapter VII, i-v, in the Harvard Theological Review, October, 1918. These now take their place as integral parts of what may be regarded as a supplement to my History of Mediaeval Philosophy. The purpose of the study as here presented is to approach the Middle Ages from a new point of view, by showing how the thought of the period, metaphysics included, is intimately connected with the whole round of Western civilization to which it belongs. My work represents simply an attempt to open the way; it makes no pretense to exhaustive treatment of any of the innumerable problems involved in so vast a subject. -- Preface ([v]).
Contents Introduction -- Survey of civilization in the twelfth century -- The civilization as reflected in philosophy -- The great awakening of philosophy in the thirteenth century -- Unifying and cosmopolitan tendencies -- Optimism and impersonality -- Scholastic philosophy and the religious spirit -- Intellectualism -- A pluralistic conception of the world -- Individualism and social philosophy -- The theory of the state -- The conception of human progress -- Philosophy and national temperament in the thirteenth century -- Epilogue.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)378047
(OCoLC)ocm00378047
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WorldCat Identities Wulf, M. de 1867-1947.
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