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

Abstract

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