Fate, Providence and Moral Responsibility in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought

Fate, Providence and Moral Responsibility in Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Thought

Collected Studies in Honour of Carlos Steel

This book forms a major contribution to the discussion on fate, providence, and moral responsibility in antiquity, the Middle Ages and early modern times. The thirty-seven chapters of this book cover the history of the philosophical problems of freedom and determinism since its origins in pre-Socratic philosophy up to the seventeenth century. The main focus points are classic Antiquity (Plato and Aristotle), the Neoplatonic synthesis of late Antiquity (Plotinus, Proclus, Simplicius), and thirteenth-century scholasticism (Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent). These points not only represent key moments in the intellectual history of the West, but also feature the central figures and periods to which Carlos Steel has devoted his philosophical career.

Gerd Van Riel

Gerd Van Riel is Professor at the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven) and Director of the Leuven Centre for the Study of the Transmission of Texts and Ideas in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (LECTIO).



Ancient Perspectives on Aristotle's "De Anima"
Gerd Van Riel, Pierre Destrée
Aristotle's treatise On the Soul figures among the most influential texts in the intellectual history of the West. It is the first systematic treatise on the nature and functioning of the human soul, presenting Aristotle's authoritative analyses of...



Iohannes Scottus Eriugena
The Bible and Hermeneutics—Proceedings of the Ninth International Colloquium of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies, Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve, June 7–10, 1995
Gerd Van Riel, Carlos Steel, James McEvoy
This volume contains essays which shed light on numerous aspects of Eriugena's hermeneutics of Scripture.