The legend of the Middle Ages : philosophical explorations of medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam /
Modern interpreters have variously cast the Middle Ages as a benighted past from which the West had to evolve and, more recently, as the model for a potential future of intercultural dialogue and tolerance. The Legend of the Middle Ages cuts through such oversimplifications to reconstruct a complica...
|Published:||Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009.|
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- Translator's Note
- Part I. Generalities
- 1. The Lessons of the Middle Ages
- 2. The Meaning and Value of Philosophy in the Three Medieval Cultures
- 3. Just How Is Islamic Philosophy Islamic?
- Part II. Common Themes
- 4. Is Physics Interesting? Some Responses from Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- 5. The Flesh: A Medieval Model of Subjectivity
- 6. The Denial of Humanity: On the Judgment "Those People Are Not Men" in Some Ancient and Medieval Texts
- Part III. Comparisons
- 7. Three Muslim Views of the Christian City
- 8. The Jihad of the Philosophers
- Part IV. Filiations
- 9. Inclusion and Digestion: Two Models of Cultural Appropriation, in Response to a Question of Hans-Georg Gadamer (Tubingen, September 3, 1996)
- 10. The Interpreter: Reflections on Arabic Translations
- 11. The Entry of Aristotle in Europe: The Arab Intermediary
- 12. The Extra-European Sources of Philosophic Europe
- Part V. Pricked Balloons
- 13. Some Mediterranean Myths
- 14. Was There Any Dialogue between Religions in the Middle Ages?
- 15. Geocentrism as the Humiliation of Man
- 16. Was Averroes a "Good Guy"?
- Appendix: Original Texts
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