Byzantine Philosophy

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Western studies tend to view Byzantine philosophy either as a minor offshoot of western European thought, or a handy storehouse for documents and ideas until they are needed. A scholar of philosophy (Aristotle U. of Thessaloniki), Tatakis (1896-1996) finds the view limiting, pointing out that during the Roman period, few Greeks learned Latin but Romans were not considered educated without a founding in Greek, and that Byzantine Christianity has its own trajectory unconcerned with how it deviates from western orthodoxy.

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The Sixth and Seventh Centuries
The Eighth Ninth and Tenth Centuries
The Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Thematic Bibliography
General Bibliography
Index of Names

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About the author (2003)

Basil Tatakis (1896-1996) was Professor of Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he also served as Dean of the School of Philosophy.

Nicholas J. Moutafakis is Professor of Philosophy, Cleveland State University.

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