Robert Grosseteste: On Free Decision (Auctores Britannici

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Focusing primarily on the history of philosophy, Copleston taught at various universities in England, Italy, and the United States. It now devolved upon his disciple to Serve the cause of Sunnite orthodoxy. [48] For five years (1091 to 1095), then, al-Ghazali, as head of the Nizamiyah of Baghdad, pursued his teaching in jurisprudence and theology with great success. Previous Home TOC Next Medieval Philosophy During the decline of Greco-Roman civilization, Western philosophers turned their attention from the scientific investigation of nature and the search for happiness in this world, to the problem of salvation and life in another, better world.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 29, 2016)

ISBN: 0197266061

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