Peter Abelard

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Synonyms for Peter Abelard

French philosopher and theologian

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He constructed a model case out of it by composing and partly rewriting the letters that constitute the final "Abaelardus" dossier.
See Wim Verbaal, Een middeleeuws drama: Het conflict tussen scholing en vorming bij Abaelardus en Bernardus [A Medieval Drama: The Conflict Between Schooling and Formation in Abelard and Bernard] (Kapellen-Kampen: Pelckmans-Klement, 2002), referred to by Mews, "The Council of Sens," note 156, under its working title Niet als meester maar als moeder [Not a Master but a Mother].
Abelard, Peteralso called Pierre Abelard or Pierre Abailard, Latin Petrus Abaelardus or Petrus Abeilardus (b.1079, Le Pallet, near Nantes, Brittany [now in France]--d.
See also David Luscombe's response to Benton's comments in his "The Letters of Heloise and Abelard since `Cluny 1972,'" in Rudolf Thomas, ed., Petrus Abaelardus (1079-1142): Person, Werk und Wirkung, Trierer theologische Studien 38 (Trier: Paulinus, 1980), 19-39, 30.
Fumagalli argues that the antithesis between mere utterances, "prolatio verborum," and true understanding corresponds to a fundamental opposition that pervades Abelard's writings and that Jean Jolivet characterized as a tendency to "de-reification." See the discussion in "Concepts philosophiques dans l'Historia Calamitatum et dans les autres oeuvres abelardiennes," in Petrus Abaelardus, 121-24.