Medieval Philosophy

[Revised entry by Paul Vincent Spade on March 15, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Medieval philosophy is conventionally construed as the philosophy of Western Europe between the decline
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[Revised entry by Paul Vincent Spade on March 15, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Medieval philosophy is conventionally construed as the philosophy of Western Europe between the decline of classical pagan culture and the Renaissance. Such a broad topic cannot be covered in detail in a single article, and fortunately there is no need to do so, since other articles in this Encyclopedia treat individual medieval philosophers and topics. The present article will confine itself to articulating some of the overall contours of medieval philosophy. The...

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