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Sic Et Non: A Critical Edition

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Ne au Pallet, pres de Nantes, en 1079, mort le 21 avril 1142, Pierre Abelard se dresse dans la memoire populaire comme une figure legendaire, celebre par ses amours tumultueuses et sa passion pour Heloise. Cependant, il est aussi ce theologien qui soutenait que les dogmes peuvent etre presentes sous forme rationnelle et qu'il n'y a pas de honte a comprendre ce que l'on cro ...more
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Published June 1st 1978 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1120)
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Bryce
Jun 12, 2012 Bryce marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
McKeon provides a masterful introduction - for those who want to move from 'to read' to 'read' and your medieval Latin is a bit rusty (not really spoken at my local cafe or pub)...

- then I also recommend the translation of Yes and No by Priscilla Throop (2007) which contains a curious quotation from Nick Cave's As I Sat Sadly By Her Side on the opening pages - the words ring true and Abelard would no doubt have approved, even if Gelasius declined to include it in his decretals.

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Bryce
Jun 12, 2012 Bryce rated it really liked it
McKeon provides a masterful introduction - for those who want to move from 'to read' to 'read' and your medieval Latin is a bit rusty (not really spoken at my local cafe or pub)...

- then I also recommend the translation of Yes and No by Priscilla Throop (2007) which contains a curious quotation from Nick Cave's As I Sat Sadly By Her Side on the opening pages - the words ring true and Abelard would no doubt have approved, even if Gelasius declined to include it in his decretals.

Between judgment
...more
Bryce
Jun 12, 2012 Bryce rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is invaluable to have Sic et Non finally in a complete English translation. Includes the Prologue and a clear index to all 158 questions. Many useful footnotes provide reference to key primary sources. The yes and no questions and responses are clearly numbered. An introduction by the translator would add value, as would some reflection on her curious inclusion of a quotation from Nick Cave's 'As I sat sadly by her side,' which fits the context beautifully. Indeed, when will we ever learn?
Bryce
Jun 12, 2012 Bryce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars simply because it would have been useful to have an English parallel translation. Anybody know of one yet?
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Peter Abelard was the preeminent philosopher of the twelfth century and perhaps the greatest logician of the middle ages. During his life he was equally famous as a poet and a composer, and might also have ranked as the preeminent theologian of his day had his ideas earned more converts and less condemnation. In all areas Abelard was brilliant, innovative, and controversial. He was a genius. He kn ...more
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