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By John Shand

This selection of essays showcases an important and influential philosophical works of the traditional and medieval interval, approximately from six hundred BC to advert 1600. every one bankruptcy takes a specific paintings of philosophy and discusses its proponent, its content material and important arguments. those are: Plato's Republic; Aristotle' Nichomachean Ethics; Lucretius' at the Nature of the Universe; Sextus Emperiicus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism; Plotinus' The Enneads; Augustine's urban of God; Anselm's Proslogion; Aquinas' Summa Theologia; Duns Scotus' Ordinatio; William of Ockham's Summa Logicae .

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