Why we included some authors and not others
Who IS here
These materials focus on the thirteenth-century Latin scholasticism, so most of our authors fit that description.
Thirteenth-century authors included here:
We included a few Latin thinkers from before and after the thirteenth century in attempt to offer a sense of the continuity of tradition:
We made a modest attempt to include a few medieval authors from the Arabic and Islamic world, authors who deeply influenced thirteenth-century scholasticism:
Excerpts from the works of several women provide a sense of what those outside the scholastic world accomplished:
Who is NOT here
We could not include Greek philosophers or Latin authors from the world of late antiquity. Missing but deeply influential are both Aristotle and Augustine, though you will find that our authors frequently cite them. Other influential Greek authors not included here are
Influential Latin authors whose absence will be obvious are:
To a limited extent, we hope to make up for these omissions with links and in the Works Cited.