Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
| Editors: Henrik Lagerlund

Political Philosophy

  • Arthur Stephen McGrade
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_409


This survey will be concerned almost entirely with the Latin West. Other strands of medieval political thought are discussed elsewhere in the volume in articles on Political Philosophy, Byzantine; Political Philosophy, Arabic; and Political Philosophy, Jewish. Here I consider first the sources, historical contexts, and genres of medieval political philosophy, then some major topics discussed and positions taken on them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Stephen McGrade
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  1. 1.Department of Philosophy (Professor Emeritus)University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA