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Unformatted text preview: ancient learning, ancient texts • Aristotelian Manuscript o Teaching Aristotle’s Categories • Gregorian reform (c. 1075) + New Texts = o Cathedral Schools (train clergy) o New fascination with the tools of intellectual rigor provided by the ancients, and especially Aristotle o Efforts to explain (and iron out inconsistencies) (PPT) • Sign of a New Order o One important symptom of the new fascinations for syllogistic, or dialectical, reasoning: clarification of canon law o Gratian: The Decretum or Concordance of Discordant Cannons (PPT) • Peter Abelard’s Sic et Non (1122): one of the great examples of dialectic (Western’s first ‘Rockstar’) •...
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- Spring '10
- Logic, Peter Abelard, Sic et Non, Aristotelian Manuscript o Teaching Aristotle, tellectual maturi ty, English ‘Domesday Book