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Lecture

Lecture Jan 11&13, 18&20


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHL206H1
Professor
Deborah Black

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Phl 206 Later Medieval Philosophy 11/01/2011 11:06:00
๎€Medieval means middle age
๎€Renaissance term to suggest a shift from lesser knowledge, artsโ€ฆ to a modern
more developed set of culture and knowledge.
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๎€13th
๎€1250โ€™s early to later medieval philosophy line.
๎€Conโ€™t to the 1500โ€™s (end of medieval period)
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๎€Two things to kick start philosophy in the period
๎€1 translation and transmission of Greek philosophy in the period (from Greek to
Latin)
๎€2 rise of universities
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๎€also- the rise of the cities
๎€-rise of mendicant orders-Franciscans and Dominicans
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๎€The period was a reaction to all the new material flooding in, the new
translations.
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๎€Occurs mostly in Mediterranean ie Venice Sicily and Toledo
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๎€Addition of Aristotleโ€™s corpus and โ€“New Logic (Organon- Aristotleโ€™s theory of
logic)
๎€Argumentation โ€“ syllogism
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๎€also during this time there is Arabic and Jewish philosophy being introduced.
๎€-received as commentaries to help understand Aristotle thus not infringing on
personal religious beliefs.
๎€โ€œthe philosopherโ€ โ€“Aristotle
๎€โ€œthe commentatorโ€ โ€“Averroes- firm believer in Aristotle, and wrote many
accompanying commentaries on Aristotle.
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๎€Aristotle declares the universe is eternal- hard to reconcile with Christianity.
๎€Also important is the status of the soul.
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๎€University impact on philosophy cont,
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