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Scholastic Social Epistemology in the Baroque Era

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Schuessler, Rudolf:
Scholastic Social Epistemology in the Baroque Era.
In: American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. Vol. 93 (2019) Issue 2 . - pp. 335-360.
ISSN 2153-8441
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5840/acpq2019311174

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Project financing: VolkswagenStiftung

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Social epistemology existed in the scholastic tradition in the shape of doctrines on the legitimate use of probable opinions. Medieval scholasticism had developed sophisticated approaches in this respect, but the apogee of scholastic
theoretical reflection on social epistemology occurred in the Baroque era and its Catholic moral theology (late sixteenth to eighteenth centuries). The huge debate
on probable opinions at that time produced the most far-reaching and deepest investigations into the moral and epistemological foundations and limitations of
opinion-based, reasonable discourse prior to the late twentieth century. It is time to recover the arguments and claims of Baroque scholastic social epistemology,
not only to fill a lacuna in intellectual history but also to see whether some of its challenges are still with us today.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Department of Philosophy > Lehrstuhl Philosophie II > Lehrstuhl Philosophie II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schüßler
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 100 Philosophy
200 Religion > 230 Christianity and Christian theology
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 08:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2019 08:49
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/52920