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Alexandra Justine A. Book PHI 11 AUTODIDACTICS Q: What are the main issues for Medieval Philosophers? A: There are four main issues that got the Medieval Philosophers thinking. First, is the relation of faith and reason. According to Tertullian, an early Church theologist, he said that the answer is “nothing at all!” Reason has nothing to do with faith---this will only destroy our search for truth and it is dangerously misleading. However, other Christian philosophers believe that reason is important in establishing religious truths that were also derived from faith. Second, is the proving for the existence of God. Medieval philosophers argue that there are also rational proofs that claim God’s existence, aside from the grounds of faith. The third issue was the language of God. Can human words fully say anything meaningful about Him? We were, and still are limited by our human experience. Philosophers gave their solutions to this problem. Lastly, Medieval philosophers were intrigued with the issue of universals. Whether such concepts of “suchness” (I.e:
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