This study analyses Meister Eckhart's doctrine on "the eternal birth of God in the soul" in order to draw a comprehensive picture of how it is rooted in medieval philosophical discussions about the relation between epistemology and ethics. Its source is a hitherto insufficiently examined group of sermons which form the only homiletic cycle in Eckhart's work, the so-called Gottesgeburtszyklus (Prr. 101-104). Through a systematic interpretation of the cycle the study shows in what way Eckhart's motif of the eternal birth as a progressive interiorisation of the divine nature inside the human soul is to be evaluated as an epistemologically justified effort. Finally it is shown how this process finds its radicalization in Eckhart's poverty sermon (Pr. 52).
Die Verinnerlichung des Göttlichen
Edited by Stephen F. Brown, Thomas Dewender, & Theo Kobusch
Focusing on Meister Eckhart, John Duns Scotus, Hervaeus Natalis, Durandus of St.-Pourçain, Walter Burley and Petrus Aureoli, this volume investigates the nature of philosophical and theological issues and arguments at the University of Paris in the early fourteenth century.
Edited by Charles Barber and David Jenkins
The papers gathered in this volume offer precise investigations of the historical and philosophical grounds for the first medieval commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics. These commentaries were produced by Byzantine philosophers in twelfth-century Constantinople.
Based on the last 20 years research this survey offers a new perspective on Peter Aureol’s doctrine of the transcendentals and thus makes it possible to take a more distinct view of the concept of metaphysics held by Scotus earliest successors.
William J. Courtenay
Against the background of changing assessments of Nominalism and its meanings before Ockham, this book examines the reception of Ockham’s thought at Oxford and Paris, the crisis over Ockhamism at Paris around 1340, and the legacy of Ockhamist thought into the sixteenth century.
This book is in the first instance a commentary on the Syncategoremata of the English logician William of Sherwood (13th century). It is the first commentary on this treatise in German. The tract is furthermore placed in its context in the history of the study of syncategorematic words.
Stretching from Late Antiquity to the 18th century and including figures such as Leibniz as well as his Jesuit contemporaries, this book offers a survey of the extensive discussion devoted to the language of angels, one of the most lively and long lasting controversies in Medieval and Early ...
In his metaphysics Francis of Marchia (~1290-1344) introduces for the first time, on the basis of a freshly revised doctrine of the transcendentals, a systematic division of general and special metaphysics, a significant development for the subsequent history of metaphysics.
This book attempts to explain the functioning of the combinatorial, semi-mechanical demonstrative techniques of Ramon Llull’s ‘Art’, how it began as an apologetic instrument, how it developed through two main stages, and how it ended trying to reformulate key aspects of medieval Aristotelian logic.
Theodor W. Köhler
This study deals with the philosophical approaches of thirteenth-century thinkers to concrete manifestations of 'quantum ad naturalia' in human lives and to the practical outlines and peculiarities of humanity in their commentaries on Aristotle’s works on natural philosophy.
Absolute Beginners is a multi-approach study of the founding role of the Absolute as the very beginning of knowledge in medieval philosophy (Henry of Ghent, Richard Conington), the subject being addressed from historical, methodological, and systematic perspectives.
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