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By Frederick Copleston

ISBN-10: 038546844X

ISBN-13: 9780385468442

Conceived initially as a significant presentation of the improvement of philosophy for Catholic seminary scholars, Frederick Copleston's nine-volume A historical past Of Philosophy has journeyed some distance past the modest goal of its writer to common acclaim because the top heritage of philosophy in English.Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit of gigantic erudition who as soon as tangled with A.J. Ayer in a fabled debate concerning the life of God and the potential for metaphysics, knew that seminary scholars have been fed a woefully insufficient nutrition of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with so much of history's nice thinkers was once decreased to simplistic caricatures.  Copleston got down to redress the incorrect by way of writing a whole heritage of Western Philosophy, one crackling with incident and highbrow pleasure - and one who provides complete position to every philosopher, featuring his inspiration in a superbly rounded demeanour and displaying his hyperlinks to people who went earlier than and to people who got here after him.

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10. • Ibid.. 8, 7, 16. , 13, 13-14. 4 Conf. 8, 8-12. 44 PRE-MEDIAEVAL INFLUENCES neo-Platonic philosophy, his idea of Christianity being still very incomplete and tinctured, more than it was to be later, by neoPlatonism. From this period of retirement date his works Contra Academicos, De Beata Vita and De Ordine. Returning to Milan Augustine wrote the De Immortalitate Animae (the Soliloquia were also written about this time) and began the De Musica. On Holy Saturday of 387 Augustine was baptised by St.

Sermo, Ratio. , 11. * 1 , 2 0 II. 5 19. 26 PRE-MEDIAEVAL INFLUENCES theologico-philosophical system. This effort was characteristic of the Catechetical School at Alexandria, of which the two most famous names are Clement and Origen. (i) Titus Flavius Clemens (Clement of Alexandria) was born about 150, perhaps at Athens, came to Alexandria in 202 or 203 and died there about 219. Animated by the attitude which was later summed up in the formula, Credo, ut inteUigam, he sought to develop the systematic presentation of the Christian wisdom in a true, as opposed to a false gnosis.

12. ' Sermo, Ratio. , 11. * 1 , 2 0 II. 5 19. 26 PRE-MEDIAEVAL INFLUENCES theologico-philosophical system. This effort was characteristic of the Catechetical School at Alexandria, of which the two most famous names are Clement and Origen. (i) Titus Flavius Clemens (Clement of Alexandria) was born about 150, perhaps at Athens, came to Alexandria in 202 or 203 and died there about 219. Animated by the attitude which was later summed up in the formula, Credo, ut inteUigam, he sought to develop the systematic presentation of the Christian wisdom in a true, as opposed to a false gnosis.

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