- The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy
- The Late Ancient Background to Medieval Philosophy
- Greek Philosophy
- Arabic Philosophy and Theology before Avicenna
- Avicenna and Afterwards
- Averroes and Philosophy in Islamic Spain
- Medieval Jewish Philosophy in Arabic
- Jewish Philosophy in Hebrew
- Latin Philosophy to 1200
- Latin Philosophy, 1200–1350
- Latin Philosophy, 1350–1550
- Medieval Philosophy after the Middle Ages
- Logical Form
- Logical Consequence
- Meaning: Foundational and Semantic Theories
- Mental Language
- States of Affairs
- Parts, Wholes and Identity
- Material Substance
- Mind and Hylomorphism
- Body and Soul
- Scepticism and Metaphysics
- Freedom of the Will
- Moral Intention
- Virtue and Law
- Natural Law
- Arguments for the Existence of God
- Philosophy and the Trinity
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This article notes that early medieval philosophy was not only concerned with logic; it also gave rise to such interesting theories in other areas of philosophy as Anselm of Canterbury's ontological proof of the existence of God and Peter Abelard's intentionalist ethics. Before moving to the main philosophical discussions of this time, it examines the chronological limits of the period, the available texts, the places of learning, and the great figures. After that, the article considers the contribution of early medieval philosophy to categorical ontology, logic and semantics, ethics, and philosophical theology.
Christophe Erismann is SNF Professor of Medieval Philosophy at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has published articles on the problems of essence, universals and individuation during Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
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