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Abelard

Peter. French name Pierre Abélard. 1079--1142, French scholastic philosopher and theologian whose works include Historia Calamitatum and Sic et Non (1121). His love for Hëloïse is recorded in their correspondence
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Keywords: Bonaventure, Peter Abelard, al-Ghazali, Moses, miracles, magic, prophecy, certainty.
Long before his scandalous love affair with his young student Heloise, (a fine performance from Jo Herbert) herself no slouch when it came to philosophical debate, Abelard (the excellent David Sturzaker ) was already known throughout Europe for his debunking of phoney religious orthodoxy favouring in its place the radical logic found in Aristotle's Ethics and similar tracts.
Abelard is already on thin ice with the church over his contentious views and when Heloise bears his child out of wedlock, their affair becomes the scandal of the age.
Successive chapters treat Augustine, Boethius, Abelard, Gilbert of Poitiers, Peter Lombard, Bonaventure, Albert, Thomas Aquinas, Scotus, and Ockham, but only after reminding us of the need for precision in the use of prepositions (and the rules of operahon for logical sequencing that these undergird) as well as the formal definitions implied by the interplay of such terms as "universals," "accidents," "substances," and "individuals.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, for example, severely criticized Abelard and other early scholastics, calling for traditional monastic learning: "Bernard's idea of knowledge," Hitchcock notes, "was as much personal and affective as intellectual.
Linking him to figures like Abelard (and Heloise), Tintoretto, and Andrew Marvell, Szentkuthy invests Casanova with a terrible grandeur, his austere indictment of sentimentality and the cult of reason flying in the face of the testimony of the Enlightenment.
Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities
Other romantic hot spots on the list include the self-explanatory Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Juliet's House in Verona, Italy, the Heart Reef on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the tomb of medieval lovers Abelard and HeloE[macron]se in the Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and the Alley of the Kiss in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Abelard on Status and their Relation to Universals: A Husserlian Interpretation, MARK K.
Scylla and Charybdis, Heloise and Abelard, the gusting breeze and
La historia se completa con otros miembros de la familia Cabral, como el abuelo Abelard Luis Cabral y la madre de Oscar y Lola, Belicia, que permiten al autor desplazarse de escenario y epoca, y adentrarse en la historia de su pais de origen, la Republica Dominicana, al que Oscar regresa en busca de amor.
Second, the pieces themselves are placed in the context of her contemporaries' work: her compositions are interspersed with songs by Peter Abelard (the Biblical plaint Planctus David super Saul et Ionatha and the hymn O Quanta Qualia) and a selection of anonymously composed examples of early Aquitanian polyphony taken from the St.