History of Medieval Philosophy as a Problem of Contemporaneity: Construction or Interpretation?

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The article provides the critical analysis of stereotypes that have emerged over the past two centuries, both in specialized human sciences and in the wider public consciousness surrounding the concept of the «Middle Ages» in general and the concept of «medieval philosophy» in particular. In the light of new research and contemporary methodological approaches the author reveals their inconsistency caused by an attempt to transfer the stereotypical attitudes to the Middle Ages ideologically constructed by the Modern period into our own times establishing them as a part of our contemporaneity.

M L Khorkov

Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Philosophy

Email: mkhorkov@mail.ru
Department of the History of Western Philosophy


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