By Edward Grant

among 1100 and 1600, the emphasis on cause within the studying and highbrow lifetime of Western Europe turned extra pervasive and frequent than ever ahead of within the background of human civilization. Of an important value used to be the discovery of the college round 1200, during which cause was once institutionalized and the place it grew to become a deeply embedded, everlasting characteristic of Western concept and tradition. it really is consequently applicable to talk of an Age of cause within the heart a long time, and to view it as a forerunner and usher in of the Age of cause that used to be to come back within the 17th century. the thing of this research is twofold: to explain how cause was once manifested within the curriculum of medieval universities, specifically within the matters of common sense, common philosophy and theology; and to provide an explanation for how the center a while obtained an undeserved popularity as an age of superstition, barbarism, and unreason.

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