Item description for Measure of a Different Greatness: The Intensive Infinite, 1250-1650 (Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters) by Anne A. Davenport...
This volume examines a selection of late medieval works devoted to the intensive infinite to show the context, character and importance of scholastic efforts to reason about divine infinity. It traces the defence of divine infinity from the holocaust of Montsegur up to to John Duns Scotus.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.34" Weight: 2.12 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1999
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004114815 ISBN13 9789004114814
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More About Anne A. Davenport
Davenport teaches Humanities in the Honors Program at Boston College.
Anne A. Davenport currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.
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Science, Religion and Politics in the Middle Ages Apr 25, 2000
This book is a massive scholarly survey of a subject which has not received much attention: the development of concepts of the actual (as opposed to potential) infinite in the Latin West. In the 11th and 12th centuries this was mainly a theological discussion, but it also involved science, via Aristotle, and religion mainly via Augustine and a large number of contemporary theologians. The book ends with Kepler, Descartes and Pascal, and the Scientific Revolution in the 17th century, in which the medieval developments played a central role by allowing ideal conditions to be proposed as the basis for theory. This book is heavy reading, but is an essential source for scholars of this subject.