Philosophy in the Middle Ages: The Christian, Islamic, and

Thomas Williams' revision of Arthur Hyman and James J. Walsh's vintage compendium of writings within the Christian, Islamic, and Jewish medieval philosophical traditions expands the breadth of insurance that helped make its predecessor the easiest recognized and most generally used selection of its style.

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5 1 . Augustine expresses his point at the end of this para­ graph obscurely. Briefly: knowledge and understanding entail belief, but not conversely; belief, even when un­ accompanied by knowledge, can be useful (and one can know this last fact). The story of the three boys falls into the category of useful belief that is not knowledge. 52. Eph. 3 : 1 6- 1 7. 5 3 . I Cor. 1 :24. 54. 25, and Soliloquies 1 . 2 (the last of which Augustine repudiates in Reconsiderations The Teacher by means of a defect in the Truth consulted, just as it isn't a defect in light outside that the eyes of the body are often mistaken - and we admit that we consult this light regarding visible things, that it may show them :o us to the extent that we have the ability to make them out.

Well, do I see a name when I see you? ADEODATUS. :\o. AucusTI�E. Then do you want me to say what follows? AoEODATUS. Please don't! I declare for myself that I'm not a man - for when you asked whether man is a name, I answered that it was a name. As a matter of fact, we had already agreed to grant or deny what is said based on the thing signified. AucusTI�E. It seems to me, however, that you didn't fall into this answer without grounds. The law of reason that is implanted in our minds overcame your caution.

ADEODATUS. I do understand this. [ 'con-junc-tion'], al­ though it isn't signified by any of them. Am:oDATUS. I see, but I want to know which signs do signify each other mutually. AUGUSTI:\E. Then don't you know that when we 'name' and 'word' we are saying two words? say ADEODATUS. I know that. Auct:STI:\E. Well, don't you know that when we say 'name' and 'word' we are saying two names? ADEODATUS. I know that too. AtJGl:STI:\E. ' ADEODATUS. I agree. :\ E. Can you say what the difference be­ tween them is, apart from the fact that they are written and 'word ' -have a different signification?

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