Spirit in Philosophy

A Metaphysical Inquiry

Spirit in Philosophy
A Metaphysical Inquiry
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Catarina Belo explores the question of spirit in the history of philosophy and in various philosophical disciplines, highlighting its meaning and significance for Thomas Aquinas, George Berkeley, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, among other major figures. Belo argues that some of the traditional arguments concerning God, reason, and our knowledge of the world are shared by these philosophers, culminating but not ending in Hegel. In addition, she defends a kind of idealism that is not incompatible with realism. The book assumes the form a lively dialogue between a student and a teacher—following the literary tradition in philosophy that begins with Plato. The question of the spirit and its varied meanings are examined philosophically from a historical and a conceptual perspective.

About the author

Catarina Belo is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is a specialist in medieval Islamic philosophy, in particular Avicenna and Averroës. Other interests include medieval Islamic theology and medieval Christian philosophy, especially Aquinas. She has also conducted research on German Idealism, in particular Hegel’s philosophy. In addition, she has studied the intersection between philosophy and religion in the Middle Ages, and in Hegel’s works. She is the author of Chance and Determinism in Avicenna and Averroes (Brill, 2007), and Averroes and Hegel on Philosophy and Religion (Ashgate, 2013/Routledge, 2016).


Lieferzeit 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Autor/-in Catarina Belo
Anzahl der Seiten 242
Sprache Englisch
Erscheinungsdatum 30.04.2019
Gewicht (kg) 0.3150
ISBN-13 9783955380328