In this fast-paced, enlightening guide, Sharon M. Kaye takes us on a whistle-stop tour of medieval philosophy, revealing the debt it owes to Aristotle and Plato, and showing how medieval thought is still inspiring philosophers and thinkers today. With new translations of numerous key extracts, Kaye directly introduces the reader to the philosophers' writings and the criticisms levied against them. Including helpful textboxes throughout the book detailing key thinkers, this is an entertaining and comprehensive primer for students and general readers alike.
William Irwin, Professor of Philosophy, King's College Pennsylvania and Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series - "Beautifully written and wonderfully accessible. Discussing all the major thinkers and topics of the period, Kaye's volume does exactly what it should."Martin Tweedale, Professor Emeritus of Medieval Philosophy, University of Alberta - "Simultaneously entices students into and prepares them for the riches of the abundant literature that lies ready for their exploration."