Tolerance and Concepts of Otherness in Medieval Philosophy
Acts of the XXI Annual Colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale, Maynooth, 9–12 September 2015
- Pages: xxiv + 448 p.
- Size:156 x 234 mm
- Language(s):English, German, French
- Publication Year:2022
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This volume sheds new light on the development of the perception of the other within the different philosophical, religious and cultural traditions in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern era, in both Christian and Arabic thought, by considering not only the theological background but also the philosophical presuppositions of the concepts which then were used to develop various apologetic writings and theological treatises which dealt with the questions of cultural and religious difference.
Michael W. Dunne is a professor of Medieval Philosophy at Maynooth University Ireland. He completed his PhD at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. His main research areas are Medieval Irish thinkers, Oxford thought in the 13th and 14th centuries, Richard FitzRalph, philosophy of religion, and the relationship between religion, rights, and toleration.
Susan Gottlöber is senior lecturer in Philosophy at Maynooth University Ireland. She completed her Magister and PhD studies at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. Her main research interests are philosophy and history of toleration, value theory, and philosophical anthropology with a focus on inter-subjectivity, individuality, embodiment, and human nature in the context of biology, culture, and technology.
The proceedings of the S.I.E.P.M. Colloquium at Maynooth published in this volume shed new light on the development of the perception of the other within the different philosophical, religious, and cultural traditions in the late Middle Ages as well as the early modern era in both Christian and Islamic thought. The contributions consider not only the theological background but also the philosophical presuppositions of the concepts which were used to develop various apologetic writings and theological treatises that dealt with questions of cultural and religious difference. The rich and diverse medieval and early modern tradition of engaging with the other and the arguments for or against toleration on topics that are equally diverse are discussed with reference to both the Western and Eastern Christian tradition, to the contributions of Islamic Thinkers on the topic, and to the flourishing tradition of a constructed interreligious dialogue such as that between Christians and Jews. Finally, this book includes a number of important investigations exploring the relationship between toleration and rights not only within Europe but also in the lands of the so-called new world and its indigenous peoples where arguments of exclusion were grounded intheories such as grace-based dominium.
Michael W. Dunne, Susan Gottlöber, Introduction
David Luscombe, Tolerance and Rights
1. Toleration and Otherness Between East and West
Christopher Schabel, Tolerating the Greeks? Augustinian Hermits on the Filioque from the Black Death to the Great Schism
Mikhail Khorkov, Konflikt, Toleranz und Dialog zwischen orthodoxen und katholischen Christen und Muslimen in den polemischen Schriften von Maxim Grek
Jeremiah Hackett, Roger Bacon and his “Relative” Tolerance of “The Others
Lidia Lanza, Utrum haeretici sint tolerandi:The Debate in the Sixteenth-Century Iberian Commentary Tradition on Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae, II-II, q. 11
2. Toleration and Otherness in Islamic Philosophy
Terence Kleven, Al-Fārābī’s Book of Resolution (Kitāb al-Taḥlīl)
Aicha Lahdhiri, Comment penser la tolérance et l’intolérance à travers les deux traités Fayṣal al-tafriqa d’Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī (1058-1111) et Faṣl al-maqāl d’Abū al-Walīd Ibn Rushd (1126-1198)?
Luis Lopéz Farjeat, Al-Fārābī on Tolerance, Religious Pluralism, and Philosophical Exclusivism
3. Toleration, Recognition, and Dialogue
Natalia Jakubecki and Gustavo Fernández Walker, Ne in delis transeat ex hac vita. Some Remarks on the Notion of Tolerance and Its Applicability to Abelardian Hermeneutics
Heikki J. Koskinen and Ritva Palmén, Recognition Theory and Agreement in Conict: The Case of Peter Alfonsi’s Dialogus contra Iudaeos
Edit Anna Lukacs, On the Foundations of Faith in Thomas Bradwardineʼs De causa Dei, Book I. Dialogues about Otherness in the Circle of Richard de Bury
Kent Emery, jr., Veritas odium parit: Denys the Carthusian’s Dialogue with the Saracens
Walter Andreas Euler, Dialogue and Toleration in Cusa.
Section Four: Toleration, Otherness, and the Question of Rights
Andrea Aldo Robiglio, Toleration by Ordeal: A Note on Intolerance and Dueling in Medieval Thought
Virpi Mäkinen, Recognizing the Rights of Infidels in William of Ockham’s Ideas on Secular Government
Michael W. Dunne, Richard FitzRalph on Toleration
Thomas Dewender, Francisco de Vitoria on the Natural Rights of the People of the ‘New World’
Roberto Hofmeister-Pich, Tolerance in First and Second Scholasticism—Some Major Problems