Logic, Theology, and Poetry in Boethius, Abelard, and Alan of Lille

Words in the Absence of Things

  • Authors
  • Eileen¬†C.¬†Sweeney

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eileen C. Sweeney
    Pages 1-5
  3. Eileen C. Sweeney
    Pages 7-61
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 185-236

About this book


This interdisciplinary study offers an interpretation of the major logical, philosophical/theological and poetic writings of Boethius, Abelard and Alan of Lille. The author examines their theories of language and the ways in which they explore how words illuminate things, how the mind comprehends God and how the individual reaches beatitude.


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