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Single Idea 16704

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 3. Earlier European Philosophy / c. Later medieval philosophy]

Full Idea

The year 1347 is a great milestone in the history of philosophy, because then the route to modern philosophy was blocked by Church authorities, and effectively put on hold for almost 300 years.

Gist of Idea

In 1347, the Church effectively stopped philosophy for the next 300 years


Robert Pasnau (Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671 [2011], 19.3)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.408

A Reaction

It is interesting that it was 100 years after the Reformation before philosophy got going again, and then only thanks to one man. Islam stopped philosophy earlier.

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