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ILS notes 10/18 - The 13th Century controversy over...

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The 13 th Century controversy over Aristotle Etienne Templar ant eh condemnation of 1277 Responding to complaints of theologian, ppl go too far to the extreme in field of philosophy, tired to regulate it- theology is more imp than philosophy TEMPLARS DECREE: his own stamens and 200 stamens that need to be condemned (a) Institutional framework: arts faculty vs. theology faculty Ppl who study arts at univery of Paris and exceed abound of faculty Arts faculty responsible fort teaching natural philosophy Conflict: start w. institutional: Theologians should have priority Philosophy studied first and then every other thing is studied All topics are questions in which we can use reason to discuss a. Creation ex nihilo (b) method reason (rationalism) vs. faith a. Peter Ab e lard i. first to analyze the existence of god rationally b. Bernard of Clarivoux i. Thinks Abelard is treating with reason what should be treated with faith ii. There are some topics that can be proven reason, but god is not one of them iii. Conflict with Abelard in methodology c. Patristic writers (c) Ideas: Aristotelian natural philosophy vs. Christian doctrine
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