"Someone looking for an interesting collection of articles on Abelard's logic and some theological themes will appreciate the Cambridge Companion." - Matthias Perkams, Friedrich- Schiller-Universitat Jena
Peter Abelard (1079 1142) is one of the greatest philosophers of the medieval period. Although best known for his views about universals and his dramatic love affair with Heloise, he made a number of important contributions in metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, mind and cognition, philosophical theology, ethics, and literature. The essays in this volume survey the entire range of Abelard's thought, and examine his overall achievement in its intellectual and historical context. They also trace Abelard's influence on later thought and his relevance to philosophical debates today.