History of Philosophy Volume 2. Medieval Philosophy. By: Frederick Copleston Media of History of Philosophy Volume 2. See larger image. A History of Philosophy, Volume II, Mediaeval Philosophy Augustine to Scotus. By S. J. Frederick Copleston (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, Ltd. Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries.

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Richard Cross – – Philosophy Compass 5 8: Recent Work on the Philosophy of Duns Scotus. Thanks for telling us about the problem. May 10, Dave Peticolas rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Feb 04, James F rated coleston liked it Shelves: In fairness, I read the first half of the book; St.

A History of Philosophy, Volume II, Mediaeval Philosophy Augustine to Scotus

The Best Books of Actually, I should point out that among the chapters I found most interesting in the whole complex were the Islamic and Frederic, philosophers chapter in part I and the Franciscan thinkers i.

Ayer in a fabled debate about the existence of God and the possibility of metaphysics, knew that seminary students were fed a woefully inadequate diet of theses and proofs, and that their familiarity with most of history’s great thinkers was reduced to simplistic caricatures.

This article has no associated abstract. However, his overview is mostly apodictic as he would put it–beyond argument. Oct 30, Marina marked it as to-read Shelves: This is the second volume of Father Copleston’s History of Philosophyprobably the most comprehensive modern history available see my review of volume 1.

You’d have thought Roger Bacon would get a chapter of his own This is a dense overview of the progression of medieval philosophy from Augustine to Aquinas and Duns Scotus through the Jewish and Arabian Aristotelians ; it is about as comprehensible as possible given the subjects.


Read sections on Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas. To ask other readers questions about A History of Philosophy, Volume 2please sign up. I am re-reading this. This is, in some ways, rather unfortunate; allow me to elucidate.

This entry has no external links. All said, this book is a good introduction to the subject. Father Copleston begins with a consideration of early Christian philosophy whether or not one would call the early Christians “philosophers” in the true sense is, in my mind, debatable; most certainly some of the Ante-Nicene fathers are more philos As one might imagine and, if one is conscious not to prejudge, one would indeed imagine after a brief survey of the table of contentsthis is a sweeping summation of a large amount of time in the history of philosophy.

For instance, one often finds him noting frederico Augustine never divided philosophy from theology: Looking for beautiful books? My first complaint is that Coplestone is a bit of a dry writer. John Duns Scotus, After reading Lonergan treating Scotus as his private punchi In case you’re confused, Goodreads has philosoophy two books in my early s, pre-ISBN edition listed as separate editions of the single History of Philosophy Volume 2, which I can only assume was usually published as a single huge tome.

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Alex rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Jan 09, Jeffrey Falk rated it really liked it. My other complaint is that Coplestone spends too much time trying to justify the philosophers rather than letting them speak for themselves. He died in Request removal from index.

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This is one of the best books on history of philosophy! This is a dense overview of the progression of medieval philosophy from Augustine to Aquinas and Duns Scotus through the Jewish and Ara Frederick Copleston continues his detailed, connected recounting of the history of philosophy.


See my review of Volume 1 for the same criticisms hold, though I would add that I thought his summary of the work of Duns Scotus was a bit muddled.

Dec 03, Nikolay Korablev rated it liked it. The reading of his first volume on classical Greek and Roman philosophy confirmed this opinion, so, eventually, I proceeded to read more.

Thomas Aquinas will have to wait until I can properly devote time to him. Shawn Dawson rated it really liked it Jul 23, I personally found the character of one Richard of St. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. A History of Philosophy, Volume 2: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

After studying at Philosiphy, he held a number of academic posts, including Professor of the History of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at London University.

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Copleston saw Scotus as being unfairly tarred as a pre-Ockhamist and was at pains to explain how he tried, sometimes through tortured arguments he was the doctor subtilisapparently to explain God as, say, loving HImself kf completely logically and completely freely.

The validity of this argument I will not argue in favor or in disagreement with. Fortunately he made it back to Britain before the outbreak of war in