Authored by: Graham White

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

Print publication date:  January  2021
Online publication date:  January  2021

Print ISBN: 9780415658270
eBook ISBN: 9781315709604
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Philosophy was mostly practiced in the Middle Ages as an academic discipline and, consequently, in the milieu of a medieval university. At that time, the dominant mode of academic writing was a commentary on some authoritative text; what we would call philosophy occurred in what was called the arts faculty, where explicitly philosophical books were commented on, but also in the so-called higher faculties of theology, law, and medicine.

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