Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy by A. S. McGrade (Editor)

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Marrone From these models sprang a virtual industry of commentary on the philosophical classics among university scholars, not only arts masters like John Buridan, who commented on Aristotle’s natural science and ethics in the fourteenth century, but also theologians. Albert the Great introduced the West to the whole range of the Philosopher’s thought, and his student Thomas Aquinas at the summit of his career as teacher of sacred doctrine produced detailed expositions of major Aristotelian treatises in logic, metaphysics, and natural and moral philosophy.

The contested fourteenth century In some histories, the culmination of medieval philosophy, or indeed, of all philosophy, is in the thirteenth century. Over the last fifty years, however, scholars attuned to contemporary logic and analytic philosophy have also found much to admire in fourteenthcentury thought. The scholastics of this period took as their point of departure the propositional and terminist logic that had begun to be Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 Medieval philosophy in context 37 developed in the time of Abelard, and in the spirit of Abelard they put their results in logic to work in other fields.

Although he did not escape criticism (Aquinas, with rare bitterness, called him “the Depraver” of Aristotle, not “the Commentator”), his glosses on the Aristotelian corpus dominated the field for hundreds of years, in the Latin West most of all. Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 46 steven p. marrone From these models sprang a virtual industry of commentary on the philosophical classics among university scholars, not only arts masters like John Buridan, who commented on Aristotle’s natural science and ethics in the fourteenth century, but also theologians.

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