Pierre Abélard


Born
in Le Pallet, France
December 02, 1078

Died
March 17, 1142

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Peter Abélard 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 Abélard was brilliant, innovative, and controversial. He was a genius. He knew it, and made no apologies. His vast knowledge, wit, charm, and even arrogance drew a generation of Europe’s finest minds to Paris to learn from him.

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The Letters of Abélard and ...

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The Story of My Misfortunes

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Ethical Writings

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Abelard and Heloise: The Le...

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Sic Et Non: A Critical Edition

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Dialogo tra un filosofo, un...

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“Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease.”
Pierre Abélard, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

“The key to wisdom is this -- constant and frequent questioning ... for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.”
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“Assiduous and frequent questioning is indeed the first key to wisdom... for by doubting we come to inquiry; through inquiring we perceive the truth...”
Peter Abelard, Sic Et Non: A Critical Edition

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