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    Thomas Williams,Sandra Visser
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 17, 2008)
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Sandra Visser, Thomas Williams. Before finding this book, I had dismissed Anselm's version of the Ontological argument right along with Gaunilo

Sandra Visser, Thomas Williams. Before finding this book, I had dismissed Anselm's version of the Ontological argument right along with Gaunilo. The clear presentation in this book made me see Anselm in a new (and more positive) light. Excellent work! Download (pdf, . 8 Mb) Donate Read.

Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the last sixteen years of his life, is one of the foremost ans of the Middle Ages

Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the last sixteen years of his life, is one of the foremost ans of the Middle Ages. His keen and rigorous thinking earned him the title "The Father of Scholasticism," and his influence is discernible in figures as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, the voluntarists of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and the Protestant reformers.

ANSELM (GREAT MEDIEVAL THINKERS) by Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. xii+303, £1. 9 pbk In the volume on Anselm in the Great Medieval Thinkers series, Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams set out to provide ‘a fresh reassessment o. . 9 pbk In the volume on Anselm in the Great Medieval Thinkers series, Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams set out to provide ‘a fresh reassessment of Anselm’s thought as presented in his own writings’ (p. v). It is intended primarily as exposition rather. than evaluation, although understandably it is full of evaluation

X. Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams. Great medieval thinkers) Includes bibliographical references and index

X. Great medieval thinkers) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-19-530938-6; 978-0-19-530939-3 (pb. 1. Anselm, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1033–1109. I. Williams, Thomas, 1967–II.

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Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams. Great Medieval Thinkers. Visser and Williams's book falls into two main parts. This is the first full-scale study of Anselm's thought as a whole since the mid-1970s and will be the only monograph on Anselm in print from a major press. The second part focuses on Anselm's theory of knowledge.

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Anselm, who was Archbishop of Canterbury for the last 16 years of his life, is unquestionably one of the foremost ans of the Middle Ages. His keen and rigorous thinking earned him the title 'The Father of Scholasticism. Thomas Williams, Sandra Visser.

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Sandra Visser and Thomas Williams offer a brief, accessible introduction to the life and thought of Saint Anselm (c. 1033-1109). Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury for the last sixteen years of his life, is one of the foremost philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages. His keen and rigorous thinking earned him the title "The Father of Scholasticism," and his influence is discernible in figures as various as Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, the voluntarists of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and the Protestant reformers. In part I of this book, Visser and Williams lay out the framework of Anselm's thought: his approach to what he calls "the reason of faith," his account of thought and language, and his theory of truth. Part II focuses on Anselm's account of God and the divine attributes, and it shows how Anselm applies his theory of language and thought to develop a theological semantics that at once respects divine transcendence and allows for the possibility of divine rational knowledge. In Part III, Visser and Williams turn from the heavenly to the animal. They elucidate Anselm's theory of modality and his understanding of free choice, an idea that was, for Anselm, embedded in his conception of justice. The book concludes with a discussion of Incarnation, Atonement, and original sin, as the authors examine Anselm's argument that the death of a God-man is the only possible remedy for human injustice.

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Before finding this book, I had dismissed Anselm's version of the Ontological argument right along with Gaunilo. The clear presentation in this book made me see Anselm in a new (and more positive) light. Excellent work!
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This new work by Visser and Williams on the famous medieval thinker Anselm of Bec is a well written and heavily detailed investigation of Anselm's primary philosophical positions. Part of Oxford's "Great Medieval Thinkers," the book is not designed to be a biography and life history of Anselm, but is rather more focused on the thinking, logic, and philosophy of Anselm as he developed his arguments for the great issues of his time. One of the real strengths of this book is that it does not just tell us what Anselm thought about a particular thing, but helps us step through the logical development and argumentation for such positions, often using math logic expressions to help operationalize the concepts. This is not a book for casual reading, that is, if you are attempting to put effort into conceptualizing the content: even for those with a background in these subjects will need time to wrestle with the content and to absorb the ideas being presented. But the book is surprisingly well written (as are most in this Oxford set), and the written clarity and textual lucidity greatly assist in working through the book. It is certainly an excellent work on which to build a primary understand of what Anselm thought about all these major issues.

The book is available in both hardback and softbound editions, and although I would normally opt for a paperback for cost reasons, I have found that for books in this Oxford set, there is real utility in having the hardback variants because of the amount of back-and-forth page turning that goes on, the need to gloss with marginal notes in pencil, and so on. And it is unfortunate that Oxford chose to release all these books is such a size-reduced package to save costs. The type is quite small, and I have found that reading glasses and excellent lighting must be used in order to clearly read the text. It's something I do not understand: these books are not inexpensive, and so why could they not have been printed in font sizes that would aid in the digestion of this complex content? But having said that, don't let that issue keep you away from the text: this is an excellent volume, and if you have an interest in the subject, this should be high on your list. An excellent set of notes and a full bibliography is also included. Five stars (except for the small-font, reduced size of the book).

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