History of Medieval Philosophy

History of Medieval Philosophy


Part one;

Boethius author, title, is ‘Conta Eutychen’, and date is CA; 500. The author expounds on the rationality nature of an individual; he explains that a person thinks and acts instantly depending on the type of the situation that one is facing. The author is interested on the personal judgment module that an individual uses in addressing the situation. The author is mainly concerned about the sovereignty of an individual in terms of reasoning capacity and the events afterwards of his chronology of events.

Augustine author, title, is, ‘On the Teacher’, date is CA; 390. The author of this book argues that, the art of speaking truth is determined by how an individual is close to God. They explain that intellectual reasoning is achieved by a person being true and sincere to one. This is a key tool of inner evaluation on whether one should continue doing or rather behaving on the way that he always behaves. Humans are prone to making errors, but the immediate reactions determine how one is prepared to handle the situation.

Anselm and Abailard, title, is, ‘Philosophy in the middle ages’, page 138; 2010. The authors of this mighty book bring into light the bare truth about intentions, they refer to the intention as an art of self-proclaiming and pre-determined tool of cross-checking. Not all the intentions are generated from the willingness of a person committing to something or someone. Sometimes, it comes from the attitude of an individual.

Part two;

Augustine and Boethius distinguish the ancient Christians from the mediaeval ones in three distinctive ways; the ancient Christians were true as compared to the present time christens; there’s an acute transformation of the church. The traditional way of serving God isn’t anymore; modern Christians are adopting technologically feasible way of serving God. These proofs to be one of the most significant transformations of the church of all times; Augustine believes that, by so doing then all the means and methods of searching for salvation are hampered. The church is seen as an entertainment one and not a place of worship. This creates a distinct difference of the ancient and medieval Christians. This further portrays the medieval churches as ones of entertainment rather than worship.

Ancient Christians compared to medieval Christian’s shows that; ancient Christians were loyal and honest to their subject’s and leaders depending on the level of status that the society define an individual. The modern-day Christian’s need this qualities of being true to everyone even the clergy. This shows that, plenty of truth reservation cultures is eroded; this can be attributed to the western civilization and rapid expansion of churches and religions.

Anselm and Abailard differ from Augustine and Boethius, through the aspect of consistency. Medieval Christian’s aren’t consistent in their faith; this shows that a significant level of their trust in a super being that is God is absent. This can be attributed to the fact that, over time, emergence of cults and plenty of religions is eroding the art of being true to your master. Medieval Christian’s aren’t that consistent in keeping values set for the betterment of the societal values, this portrays them as hypocrites. Anselm and Abailard believe that; a consistent Christian ought to stay true to the religion as well as the master that he is serving.sss