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Scholasticism
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I. Terminology and Assessment

Ever since the emergence of medieval studies in the 19th century, the noun Scholasticism has been used as a collective term for a particular kind of scholarly method, especially in medieval philosophy (II) and theology. The adjective scholastic, on which it is based, has a history going back to Aristotle (Politica, Ethica Nicomachea). The focus of Greek σχολαστικός and Latin scholasticus on the …

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Scholasticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024738>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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