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Aristotle's children : how Christians, Muslims, and Jews rediscovered ancient wisdom and illuminated the Dark Ages

Author: Richard E Rubenstein
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, ©2003.
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Describes how the translation of Aristotle's work in the 12th century and its spread through Europe sparked a conflict between faith and reason that continues to haunt western society today. --From publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rubenstein, Richard E.
Aristotle's children.
Orlando : Harcourt, c2003
(OCoLC)654996588
Named Person: Aristotle; Aristote; Aristoteles.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Rubenstein
ISBN: 0151007209 9780151007202
OCLC Number: 51942792
Description: xii, 368 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : the medieval star-gate --
"The master of those who know" : Aristotle rediscovered --
The murder of "Lady Philosophy" : how the ancient wisdom was lost, and how it was found again --
"His books have wings" : Peter Abelard and the revival of reason --
"He who strikes you dead will earn a blessing" : Aristotle among the heretics --
"Hark, hark, the dogs do bark" : Aristotle and the teaching friars --
"This man understands" : the great debate at the University of Paris --
"Ockham's razor" : the divorce of faith and reason --
"God does not have to move these circles anymore" : Aristotle and the modern world.
Responsibility: Richard E. Rubenstein.
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Traces the rediscovery and translation of the works of Aristotle at the height of the Dark Ages, chronicling the rapid spread of the intellectual's philosophies and the ensuing backlash on the part  Read more...

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"With a lively, engaging style, ARISTOTLE'S CHILDREN is a remarkable book that illuminates the long-standing relations between faith and reason."--Edward Grant "Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Read more...

 
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