Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Glen Newkirk
In tracing the heritage of the concern over the relative values of the material and the immaterial, one can see that the problem was considerably significant in Medieval thought as a great deal of the philosophical writings of the Age were dedicated to the problem of the universals. The question of whether reality existed in the form or the particular, however, was not a speculation peculiar to the Middle Ages. The academic controversy, as far as one can determine, found its germination in the Hellenic tradition of Plato and Aristotle; a brief recall of its ancient history, then, would seem to be in order.
Peirce, Roger M., "Confrontation and conflict in the poetry of John Donne" (1969). Student Work. 3161.
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