Abelard's Ethics - the Dialogue Between Faith and Reason in
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Етиката на Абелар – Диалогът между вяра и разум в "Collationes"
Abelard's Ethics - the Dialogue Between Faith and Reason in "Collationes"

Author(s): Lidiya Kondova
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Издателство »Изток-Запад«
Keywords: Abelard; ethics; faith; reason; theology; philosophy; Collationes; medieval philosophy; Middle Ages; Christian’s morality

Summary/Abstract: Peter Abelard is not a typical medieval thinker not just because as a logician he is above all a philosopher, but also because of his ethics, which despite following the style of the Christian tradition, introduces new elements to Christian’s morality. The purpose of the ethics and the human knowledge in the Middle Ages is the salvation and this determines the character of the whole medieval philosophy. The reasons for the fragmentations of human knowledge stem from the primordial impairment of the human nature and the purpose of Abelard is to find a way for it to be overcome, even if only partially. Thus in the dialogue between faith and reason he gives rise to the knowledge that makes it possible to attain the ultimate objective of the human existence – the accomplishment of the perfection and the higher good in the salvation.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 70-82
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian