Musings on Medieval Philosophy

The middle ages were such  rich time of learning – the Scholastics in particular fascinate me. People like Anselm, Aquinas, Ockahm, Duns Scotus, Abelard and many, many others really were part of one of the richest intellectual traditions in history, a tradition that continues on to this day. What I find to be very interesting is how much we’ve inherited, culturally speaking, from the middle ages – politically, philosophically, theologically, ethically, etc. What a wonderful world to spend time learning about – here’s a couple resources that have been invaluable to me:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Discarded-Image-Introduction-Renaissance/dp/0521477352

http://www.amazon.com/A-Short-History-Medieval-Philosophy/dp/0691019568/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335149088&sr=1-1