Top News, Articles, and Interviews in Philosophy

Peter Abelard

Philosophy News image
[Revised entry by Peter King and Andrew Arlig on August 8, 2018. Changes to: Bibliography] Peter Abelard (1079 - 21 April 1142) ['Abailard' or 'Abaelard' or 'Habalaarz' and so on] was the pre-eminent philosopher and theologian of the twelfth century. The teacher of his generation, he was also famous as a poet and a musician. Prior to the recovery of Aristotle, he brought the native Latin tradition in philosophy to its highest pitch. His genius was evident in all he did. He is, arguably, the greatest logician of the Middle Ages and is equally famous as the first great nominalist...

Continue reading . . .

News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

blog comments powered by Disqus