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Books to Buy
Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.
- Saint Augustine (Author), R. S. Pine-Coffin (Translator)
London: Penguin Books, 1961.
Instructor Comments: Other translations are acceptable, but we will focus on the Pine-Coffin translation in class.
- Ancius Boethius (Author), Victor Watts (Translator, Preface, Introduction)
The Consolation of Philosophy, rev. ed.
New York: Penguin Books, 1999.
Instructor Comments: Trans. and Intro Victor Watts
- St. Bonaventure, Philotheus Boehner, O.F.M. (Translator), Stephen F. Brown (Intro)
The Journey of the Mind to God
Indianapolis: Hackett Publ., 1993.
Instructor Comments: Trans. Philotheus Boehner, O.F.M. Ed. and Intro. Stephen F. Brown
Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.
- Sample Recommended Texts Here
Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.
Anselm, On Free Choice
Avicenna, The Cure – On the Soul
Boethius, De consolatione III
Boethius, De consolatione V
Copleston, Duns Scotus on the Will
Copleston, Ockham on Nominalism
Deane, Anselm’s Proslogium
Ockham, Concerning Virtues and Vices
Ps-Dionysius, Divine Names 1
Ps-Dionysius, Divine Names c. 4
Ps-Dionysius, Mystical Theology and Celestial Hierarchy