Graduate studies at Western
Vivarium 50 (2):113-138 (2012)
|Abstract||This essay attempts to provide more evidence for the notions that there actually is a Latin (as opposed to a Greek) Neoplatonic tradition in late antiquity, that this tradition includes a systematic theory of first principles, and that this tradition and theory are influential in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. The method of the essay is intended to be novel in that, instead of examining authors or works in a chronological sequence and attempting to isolate doctrines in the traditional manner, it proceeds by identifying certain philosophemes (a concept borrowed from structuralist and post-structuralist thought and here signifying certain minimal units from which philosophical “systems“ can be constructed), and then studying the combination and re-combination of these philosophemes consciously and unconsciously by a selection of important medieval writers. These philosophemes occur in Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram ; Augustine, De Trinitate ; Augustine, De Vera Religione ; Augustine, De Musica ; Macrobius, Commentarius in Somnium Scipionis ; and Boethius, De Consolatione Philosophiae . The sampling of medieval authors who use these philosophemes includes Eriugena, William of Conches, Thierry of Chartres, and Nicholas of Cusa|
|Keywords||Macrobius William of Conches Platonism Eriugena Augustine Neo-Platonism Nicholas of Cusa Boethius system philosopheme Thierry of Chartres|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Stephen Gersh (2012). The First Principles of Latin Neoplatonism: Augustine, Macrobius, Boethius. Vivarium 50 (2):113-138.
John N. Deely (2010). Medieval Philosophy Redefined: The Development of Cenoscopic Science, Ad 354 to 1644 (From the Birth of Augustine to the Death of Poinsot). [REVIEW] University of Scranton Press.
Stephen Gersh (1986). Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism: The Latin Tradition. University of Notre Dame Press.
R. A. Markus (1972). Augustine; a Collection of Critical Essays. Garden City, N.Y.,Anchor Books.
Deirdre Carabine (2000). John Scottus Eriugena. Oxford University Press.
Jeffrey E. Brower (2004). Anselm on Ethics. In Brian Davies & Brian Leftow (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Anselm. Cambridge University Press.
Paul Helm (2009). Eternity and Vision in Boethius. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 1 (1):77 - 97.
Arthur Stephen McGrade (ed.) (2003). The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
George Lawless (1990). Augustine of Hippo and His Monastic Rule. Clarendon Press.
Robert Currie (2008). The Antinaturalist Turn and Augustine's Nullification of Will. International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (4):517-535.
Henry Chadwick (1982). Augustine. In R. M. Hare, Jonathan Barnes & Henry Chadwick (eds.), Founders of Thought. Oxford University Press.
Henry Chadwick (2001). Augustine: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
J. M. Dillon (1988). Latin Platonism Stephen Gersh: Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism. The Latin Tradition. (Publications in Medieval Studies, 23.) 2 Vols. Pp. Xx + 413; Xviii + 421–939. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986. £67.50. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 38 (01):71-73.
Stephen Philip Menn (1998). Descartes and Augustine. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2012-07-17
Total downloads7 ( #142,359 of 722,946 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,087 of 722,946 )
How can I increase my downloads?