Peter Abelard (Pierre Abelard, Abailard, Petrus Abaelardus), 1079-1142. Noted early medieval philosopher and theologian. He is popularly known for the ill-fated romance between him and his lover Heloise, which led to his castration. His scholarly work, repeatedly branded as heresy in his own time, consisted primarily of exegetical studies of Aristotle, Porphyry and others.
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Concise biographical information by William Turner, covering both the personal and intellectual of this thinker. Includes a list of his extant philosophical works.
Abelard of Le Pallet
A short biography of Abelard of Le Pallet, complete with an adequate selected bibliography.
Biography and background information from the Catholic Encyclopedia.
The Engines of Our Ingenuity No. 583: Pierre Abelard
Radio broadcast given by John Lienhard for KUHF. Transcript and streaming audio available.
Full text from the Medieval Sourcebook.
Biographical essay from a modern Christian perspective.
Peter Abelard and the Origins of Nominalism
Raul Corazzon discusses Peter Abelard's ontological and semantical theories and the origins of Nominalism; includes an annotated bibliography.
Peter Abelard: Abbot, Theologian, Philosopher
Biographical essay with some translated hymns and prayers by this Scholastic thinker.
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