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Eriugena and the re-enchantment of nature

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Eriugena and the re-enchantment of nature

Martinuk, Matthew J. M (2004) Eriugena and the re-enchantment of nature. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This work is an attempt to show the similarities between the concept of nature held by Eriugena and Heidegger. This similarity provides the basis for both a criticism of the view of nature held by recent epistemology and a criticism of recent epistemology's view of medieval thought. These criticisms open the way for a modern understanding of nature in terms of the Good, that is, a re-enchantment of nature. This re-enchantment centers upon the development of the modern sciences, both natural and historical, and the effect that these have had upon metaphysics. The re-enchantment of nature discussed in this work is not an attempt to dismiss modern science in favour of medieval science. Instead, it is an attempt to re-capture the notion that human nature or the self can only be understood in relation to the Good and, in so far as human nature is a part of nature itself, an understanding of the self in terms of the Good is also an understanding of nature in terms of the Good.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Martinuk, Matthew J. M
Pagination:iv, 68 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Philosophy
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Gray, C. B
ID Code:8070
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:14
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:14
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