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Marenbon, John

Works: 99 works in 557 publications in 7 languages and 22,854 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, win, Translator
Classifications: B721, 189
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Most widely held works by John Marenbon
Early medieval philosophy (480-1150) : an introduction by John Marenbon( )

55 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Compact but singularly well thought out material of a theological, logical, poetic as well as philosophical nature
Later medieval philosophy (1150-1350) : an introduction by John Marenbon( )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to philosophy in the Latin West (1150-1350) combines an historical approach with philosophical analysis of thirteenth and fourteenth-century writing in terms comprehensible to the modern reader
The philosophy of Peter Abelard by John Marenbon( )

23 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a major reassessment of the philosophy of Peter Abelard (1079-1142) which argues that he was not, as usually presented, a predominantly critical thinker but a constructive one. By way of evidence the author offers new analyses of frequently discussed topics in Abelard's philosophy, and examines other areas such as the nature of substances and accidents, cognition, the definition of 'good' and 'evil', virtues and merit, and practical ethics in detail for the first time
Routledge history of philosophy by John Marenbon( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume III is devoted to the Middle Ages. It considers the rich traditions of Arab, Jewish and Latin philosophy, which began to flourish in the ninth century and continued in the Latin west, until the early seventeenth century. Among the philosophers treated in detail are Avicenna and Averroes, Maimonides, Eriugena, Anselm, Abelard, Grosseteste, Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, Duns Scotus, Peter Aureoli, William of Ockham, Wyclif and Suarez. An introductory chapter discusses Boethius, the late antique thinker who was enormously influential in the medieval Latin west. Special attention has been given to many lesser-known, but important figures in each period, as well as to medieval logic and to the cultural context of medieval philosophy, both in Islam and the Christian west. This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the key areas of medieval philosophy by the experts in each field.; It offers fresh perspectives on a complex and rapidly changing area of research, in which Arab and Jewish philosophy are considered in their own right, rather than as sources for Latin thinkers, and the thirteenth century (the time of Aquinas) is not viewed as dominating the earlier and later parts of the period. S. Brown, Boston College, Massachusetts, USA, Fr. B. Davies, S. Dumont, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto, Canada, S
Poetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages : a festschrift for Peter Dronke by John Marenbon( )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays is written by pupils, friends and colleagues of Professor Peter Dronke, to honour him on his retirement." "The essays address the question of the relationship between poetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages." "It is an important collection for both philosophical and literary specialists, scholars, graduate students and undergraduates in Medieval Literature and in Medieval Philosophy."--Jacket
Boethius by John Marenbon( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This accessible introduction to the thought of Boethius offers a survey of the philosopher's life and work, going on to explicate his theological method. It devotes separate chapters to his various arguments and traces his influence on the work of such thinkers as Aquinas and Duns Scotus
The many roots of medieval logic : the aristotelian and the non-aristotelian traditions : special offprint of Vivarium 45, 2-3 (2007) by John Marenbon( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval logic is usually divided into the branches that derived from Aristotle's organon - the 'logica vetus' and 'logica nova', and those invented in the Middle Ages, the 'logica modernorum'. In this volume, a group of distinguished specialists asks whether the ancient roots of medieval logic were not in fact more varied. Stoic logic was mostly lost, but were some of its themes transmitted, even in distorted form, through Boethius and through the grammatical tradition? And did other schools, such as the sceptics and the Platonists, contribute in their own ways to medieval logic? --Publisher description
Medieval philosophy : an historical and philosophical introduction by John Marenbon( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Medieval Philosophy combines and updates the scholarship of the two highly successful volumes Early Medieval Philosophy (1983) and Late Medieval Philosophy (1986) in a single, reliable, and comprehensive text on the history of medieval philosophy. John Marenbon discusses the main philosophers and ideas within the social and intellectual contexts of the time, and the most important concepts in medieval philosophy. Straightforward in arrangement, wide in scope, and clear in style, this is the ideal starting point for students beginning the subject
Methods and methodologies : Aristotelian logic East and West, 500-1500 by Margaret Cameron( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and Methodologies explores two questions about studying the Aristotelian tradition of logic. The first, addressed by the chapters on methods in the first half of the book, is directly about the medieval logical commentaries, treatises and handbooks. How did medieval authors in the different traditions, Latin and Arabic, go about their work on Aristotelian logic? In particular, how did they themselves conceive the relationship between logic and other branches of philosophy and disciplines outside philosophy? The second question is about methodologies, the subject of the chapters in the second half of the book: it invites writers to reflect on their own and their colleagues' practice as twenty-first century interpreters of this medieval writing on Aristotelian logic
Medieval philosophy by John Marenbon( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pagans and philosophers : the problem of paganism from Augustine to Leibniz by John Marenbon( Book )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the "Problem of Paganism," which this book identifies and examines for the first time. How could the wisdom and virtue of the great thinkers of antiquity be reconciled with the fact that they were pagans and, many thought, damned? Related questions were raised by encounters with contemporary pagans in northern Europe, Mongolia, and, later, America and China. Pagans and Philosophers explores how writers--philosophers and theologians, but also poets such as Dante, Chaucer, and Langland, and travelers such as Las Casas and Ricci--tackled the Problem of Paganism. Augustine and Boethius set its terms, while Peter Abelard and John of Salisbury were important early advocates of pagan wisdom and virtue. University theologians such as Aquinas, Scotus, Ockham, and Bradwardine, and later thinkers such as Ficino, Valla, More, Bayle, and Leibniz, explored the difficulty in depth. Meanwhile, Albert the Great inspired Boethius of Dacia and others to create a relativist conception of scientific knowledge that allowed Christian teachers to remain faithful Aristotelians. At the same time, early anthropologists such as John of Piano Carpini, John Mandeville, and Montaigne developed other sorts of relativism in response to the issue. A sweeping and original account of an important but neglected chapter in Western intellectual history, Pagans and Philosophers provides a new perspective on nothing less than the entire period between the classical and the modern world
The Cambridge companion to Boethius by John Marenbon( Book )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boethius (c.480–c.525/6), though a Christian, worked in the tradition of the Neoplatonic schools, with their strong interest in Aristotelian logic and Platonic metaphysics. He is best known for his Consolation of Philosophy, which he wrote in prison awaiting execution. His works also include a long series of logical translations, commentaries and monographs and some short but densely-argued theological treatises, all of which were enormously influential on medieval thought. But Boethius was more than a writer who passed on important ancient ideas to the Middle Ages. The essays here by leading specialists, which cover all the main aspects of his writing and its influence, show that he was a distinctive thinker, whose arguments repay careful analysis and who used his literary talents in conjunction with his philosophical abilities to present a complex view of the world
Abelard in four dimensions : a twelfth-century philosopher in his context and ours by John Marenbon( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Abelard's present -- part II. Abelard's past and Abelard's future -- part III. Abelard and our present
From the circle of Alcuin to the school of Auxerre : logic, theology, and philosophy in the early Middle Ages by John Marenbon( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. C 219.4 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (Rez. in: Scriptorium 37(1983), S. 314)
Paganism in the Middle Ages : threat and fascination by Carlos G Steel( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, the persistence, resurgence, threat, fascination, and repression of various forms of pagan culture are studied in an interdisciplinary perspective from late antiquity to the upcoming Renaissance. The contributions deal with the survival of pagan beliefs and practices as well as with the Christianization of pagan rural populations and with the different strategies of oppression of pagan beliefs. They deal with the problems raised by the encounter with pagan cultures outside the Muslim world and examine how philosophers attempted to "save" the great philosophers and poets from ancient culture notwithstanding their paganism. The contributors also study the fascination of classic "pagan" culture among friars in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the imitation of pagan models of virtue and mythology in Renaissance poetry."--Book description,
The Oxford handbook of medieval philosophy by John Marenbon( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Handbook is intended to show the links between the philosophy written in the Middle Ages and that being done today. Essays by over twenty medieval specialists, who are also familiar with contemporary discussions, explore areas in logic and philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology, moral psychology ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy and philosophy of religion. Each topic has been chosen because it is of present philosophical interest, but a more or less similar set of questions was also discussed in the Middle Ages. No party-line has been set about the extent of the similarity. Some writers (e.g. Panaccio on Universals; Cesalli on States of Affairs) argue that there are the closest continuities. Others (e.g. Thom on Logical Form; Pink on Freedom of the Will) stress the differences. All, however, share the aim of providing new analyses of medieval texts and of writing in a manner that is clear and comprehensible to philosophers who are not medieval specialists. The Handbook begins with eleven chapters looking at the history of medieval philosophy period by period, and region by region. They constitute the fullest, most wide-ranging and up-to-date chronological survey of medieval philosophy available. All four traditions - Greek, Latin, Islamic and Jewish (in Arabic, and in Hebrew) - are considered, and the Latin tradition is traced from late antiquity through to the seventeenth century and beyond."--Publisher's website
Boethius by John Marenbon( )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over leven en werk van de filosoof (ca. 480-524)
Early medieval philosophy (480-ll50) : an introduction by John Marenbon( )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collationes by Peter Abelard( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Abelard (1079-1142) is widely recognized as one of the most important writers of the twelfth century, famed for his skill in logic as well as for his romance with Heloise. Even among Abelard's writings, the Collationes - or Dialogue between a Christian, a Philosopher, and a Jew - are remarkable for their daring and intellectual imaginativeness. Written probably c.1130, the work contains the fullest exposition of many aspects of Abelard's ethics, the only statement of his unusual eschatological theory, and some of his most interesting ideas about faith and the relationship between theism and revealed religion." "This is the first full critical edition of the Collationes. Based on an entirely new collation of the manuscripts, it provides a facing-page English translation, detailed notes, and an extensive historical and philosophical introduction."--Jacket
Kōki chūsei no tetsugaku : 1150-1350 by John Marenbon( )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Early medieval philosophy (480-1150) : an introduction Early medieval philosophy (480-ll50) : an introduction
Later medieval philosophy (1150-1350) : an introductionThe philosophy of Peter AbelardRoutledge history of philosophyPoetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages : a festschrift for Peter DronkeBoethiusThe many roots of medieval logic : the aristotelian and the non-aristotelian traditions : special offprint of Vivarium 45, 2-3 (2007)Medieval philosophy : an historical and philosophical introductionMethods and methodologies : Aristotelian logic East and West, 500-1500
Alternative Names
John Marenbon British philosopher

マレンボン, J

マレンボン, ジョン