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Marenbon, John

Works: 111 works in 647 publications in 8 languages and 25,568 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Publishing director, win, Creator, 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( )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,700 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( )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,281 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( )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,255 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
Boethius by John Marenbon( )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 2,020 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
Routledge history of philosophy by John Marenbon( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,893 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( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,817 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
The many roots of medieval logic : the aristotelian and the non-aristotelian traditions : special offprint of Vivarium 45, 2-3 (2007) by John Marenbon( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,506 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
Methods and methodologies : Aristotelian logic East and West, 500-1500 by Margaret Cameron( )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,377 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
Paganism in the Middle Ages : threat and fascination by Carlos G Steel( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,172 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,
Medieval philosophy : an historical and philosophical introduction by John Marenbon( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 975 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
Pagans and philosophers : the problem of paganism from Augustine to Leibniz by John Marenbon( )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 885 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
Medieval philosophy by John Marenbon( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy discussed in this volume constitutes the intellectual and philosophical ideas of the medieval era, from Aquinas and Anselm, the intellectual philosophy of the Judaic and Arabic traditions, the Twelfth Century Renaissance and the philosophical ideas associated with the emergence of the universities. This volume provides a broad and scholarly introduction to the major authors and issues involved in the philosophical discourse of the medieval era, as well as some original interpretations of the philosophical writings addressed. It includes a glossary of technical terms and a chronological table of philosophical and other cultural events. --
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 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abelard in Four Dimensions: A Twelfth-Century Philosopher in His Context and Ours by John Marenbon, one of the leading scholars of medieval philosophy and a specialist on Abelard's thought, originated from a set of lectures in the distinguished Conway Lectures in Medieval Studies series and provides new interpretations of central areas of Peter Abelard's philosophy and its influence. The four dimensions of Abelard to which the title refers are that of the past (Abelard's predecessors), present (his works in context), future (the influence of his thinking up to the seventeenth century), and the present-day philosophical culture in which Abelard's works are still discussed and his arguments debated. For readers new to Abelard, this book provides an introduction to his life and works along with discussion of his central ideas in semantics, ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion. For specialists, the book contains new arguments about the authenticity and chronology of his logical work, fresh evidence about Abelard's relations with Anselm and Hugh of St. Victor, a new understanding of how he combines the necessity of divine action with human freedom, and reinterpretations of important passages in which he discusses semantics and metaphysics. For all historians of philosophy, it sets out and illustrates a new methodological approach, which can be used for any thinker in any period and will help to overcome the divisions between historians based in philosophy departments and scholars with historical or philological training. John Marenbon is senior research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and honorary professor of medieval philosophy in the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Philosophy of Peter Abelard
The Cambridge companion to Boethius by John Marenbon( Book )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 709 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
From the circle of Alcuin to the school of Auxerre : logic, theology, and philosophy in the early Middle Ages by John Marenbon( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrifft die Handschrift Cod. C 219.4 der Burgerbibliothek Bern (Rez. in: Scriptorium 37(1983), S. 314)
Early medieval philosophy (480-ll50) : an introduction by John Marenbon( )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compact but singularly well thought out material of a theological, logical, poetic as well as philosophical nature
The Oxford handbook of medieval philosophy by John Marenbon( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 515 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
Kōki chūsei no tetsugaku : 1150-1350 by John Marenbon( )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 454 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
Collationes by Peter Abelard( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and Latin and held by 423 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
Medieval philosophy : a very short introduction by John Marenbon( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many of us, the term 'medieval philosophy' conjures up the figure of Thomas Aquinas, and is closely intertwined with religion. In this Very Short Introduction John Marenbon shows how medieval philosophy had a far broader reach than the thirteenth and fourteenth-century universities of Christian Europe, and is instead one of the most exciting and diversified periods in the history of thought. Introducing the coexisting strands of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish philosophy, Marenbon shows how these traditions all go back to the Platonic schools of late antiquity and explains the complex ways in which they are interlinked. Providing an overview of some of the main thinkers, such as Boethius, Abelard, al-Farabi, Avicenna, Maimonides, and Gersonides, and the topics, institutions and literary forms of medieval philosophy, he discusses in detail some of the key issues in medieval thought: universals; mind, body and mortality; foreknowledge and freedom; society and the best life. -- Provided by publisher
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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 AbelardBoethiusRoutledge history of philosophyPoetry and philosophy in the Middle Ages : a festschrift for Peter DronkeThe many roots of medieval logic : the aristotelian and the non-aristotelian traditions : special offprint of Vivarium 45, 2-3 (2007)Methods and methodologies : Aristotelian logic East and West, 500-1500Medieval philosophy : an historical and philosophical introduction
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Marenbon, John Alexander, 1955-

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