Sic Et Non: A Critical Edition

Sic Et Non A Critical Edition Ne au Pallet pres de Nantes en mort le avril Pierre Abelard se dresse dans la memoire populaire comme une figure legendaire celebre par ses amours tumultueuses et sa passion pour Hel

  • Title: Sic Et Non: A Critical Edition
  • Author: Pierre Abélard Richard Peter McKeon
  • ISBN: 9780226000664
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ne au Pallet, pres de Nantes, en 1079, mort le 21 avril 1142, Pierre Abelard se dresse dans la memoire populaire comme une figure legendaire, celebre par ses amours tumultueuses et sa passion pour Heloise Cependant, il est aussi ce theologien qui soutenait que les dogmes peuvent etre presentes sous forme rationnelle et qu il n y a pas de honte a comprendre ce que l on croNe au Pallet, pres de Nantes, en 1079, mort le 21 avril 1142, Pierre Abelard se dresse dans la memoire populaire comme une figure legendaire, celebre par ses amours tumultueuses et sa passion pour Heloise Cependant, il est aussi ce theologien qui soutenait que les dogmes peuvent etre presentes sous forme rationnelle et qu il n y a pas de honte a comprendre ce que l on croit Mais surtout, c est un philosophe logicien, specialiste du Trivium dialectique, grammaire, rhetorique , particulierement soucieux d elucider le lien intime qui unit la pensee, la logique et le langage C est dans cette perspective que se situe le Tractatus de intellectibus, dont on propose ici une edition critique fondee sur le manuscrit d Avranches, Bib mun 232 et la premiere traduction francaise Un commentaire presente les vues d Abelard sur les universaux et analyse sa theorie des intellections Une biographie donne les elements de datation essentiels.

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    1. To those short on Latin, 'Yes and No' is the translation of 'Sic et Non,' the titled manuscript by the great philosopher Peter Abelard (1079-1142). A contemporary of the court of Louis the VII and Eleanor I of Aquitaine, Peter wrote this handbook on multiple levels. Its primary purpose served as a manual for theological students to be able to defend multiple points of view. Secondarily for rationalists, it supplied evident contradictions. In dialectics a statement cannot stand if it can be prove [...]

    2. The only reason I gave this a 3 star is because I was disappointed by the introduction. I actually have the 1976 publication, "A Critical Edition Blanche Boyer and Richard McKeon," and only Fascicle 1 at that. The Introduction to this version is the critical analysis and, to a non-expert, seems incredibly formidable and well done. However, I had read one of the comments on the blogs which stated that there was a superb introduction by McKeon. I assumed this would have been an explanatory introd [...]

    3. I imported a copy of this book years back. At least back then, there was only one English translation and it was hard to come by. Translated yes or no, this is Abelard's index of religious thought. In a time when church authority we said to be the end all be all, Abelard compiled an anthology of the numerous "authoritative answers", revealing a discrepancy. The answers or the Church fathers have varied, even contradicted each other, so what is the next step to finding answers?I can't imagine rea [...]

    4. McKeon provides a masterful introduction - for those who want to move from 'to read' to 'read' and your medieval Latin is a bit rusty (not really spoken at my local cafe or pub) - then I also recommend the translation of Yes and No by Priscilla Throop (2007) which contains a curious quotation from Nick Cave's As I Sat Sadly By Her Side on the opening pages - the words ring true and Abelard would no doubt have approved, even if Gelasius declined to include it in his decretals.Between judgment and [...]

    5. McKeon provides a masterful introduction - for those who want to move from 'to read' to 'read' and your medieval Latin is a bit rusty (not really spoken at my local cafe or pub) - then I also recommend the translation of Yes and No by Priscilla Throop (2007) which contains a curious quotation from Nick Cave's As I Sat Sadly By Her Side on the opening pages - the words ring true and Abelard would no doubt have approved, even if Gelasius declined to include it in his decretals.Between judgment and [...]

    6. It is invaluable to have Sic et Non finally in a complete English translation. Includes the Prologue and a clear index to all 158 questions. Many useful footnotes provide reference to key primary sources. The yes and no questions and responses are clearly numbered. An introduction by the translator would add value, as would some reflection on her curious inclusion of a quotation from Nick Cave's 'As I sat sadly by her side,' which fits the context beautifully. Indeed, when will we ever learn?

    7. 4 stars simply because it would have been useful to have an English parallel translation. Anybody know of one yet?

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