more from Stephen Boulter

Single Idea 22136

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 1. Scientific Theory]

Full Idea

Three assumptions needed for the emergence of science are central to medieval thought: that the natural order is subject to the principle of sufficient reason, that nature is de-animated, and that it is worthy of study.

Gist of Idea

Science begins with sufficient reason, de-animation, and the importance of nature


Stephen Boulter (Why Medieval Philosophy Matters [2019], 2)

Book Reference

Boulter,Stephen: 'Why Medieval Philosophy Matters' [Bloomsbury 2019], p.51

A Reaction

A very illuminating and convincing observation. Why did Europe produce major science? The answer is likely to be found in Christianity.