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Medieval Philosophy and RenaissanceBibliography


Abelard, Peter. Peter Abelard's Ethics. Edited and translated by D. E. Luscombe. Oxford: Clarendon, 1971.

Aquinas, Thomas. Selected Writings. Edited and translated by Ralph McInerny. London and New York: Penguin, 1998.

Kraye, Jill, ed. Cambridge Translations of Renaissance Philosophical Texts. Vol. 1: Moral Philosophy. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Montaigne, Michel de. The Complete Essays. Edited and translated by M. A. Screech. London and New York: Penguin, 1993.


Becker, Lawrence C., and Charlotte Becker, eds. A History of Western Ethics. 2nd ed. New York and London: Routledge, 2003. See especially chapters 5–7 for early medieval, late medieval, and Renaissance ethics.

Butterworth, Charles E. "Ethics in Medieval Islamic Philosophy." Journal of Religious Ethics 11 (1983): 224–239.

Dan, Joseph. Jewish Mysticism and Jewish Ethics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986.

Hovannisian, Richard G., ed. Ethics in Islam. Malibu, Calif.: Undena Publications, 1985.

Kraye, Jill. Classical Traditions in Renaissance Philosophy. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2002. See especially the section "Classical Ethics in the Renaissance."

Lagerlund, Henrik, and Mikko Yrjönsuuri, eds. Emotions and Choice from Boethius to Descartes. Dordrecht, Netherlands, and Boston: Kluwer, 2002.

Lines, David A. Aristotle's "Ethics" in the Italian Renaissance (ca. 1300–1650): The Universities and the Problem of Moral Education. Leiden, Netherlands, and Boston: Brill, 2002.

McGrade, A. S., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Chapters 10 and 11 deal with moral philosophy.

Weiss, Raymond L. Maimonides' Ethics: The Encounter of Philosophic and Religious Morality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Wieland, Georg. "The Reception and Interpretation of Aristotle's Ethics" and "Happiness: The Perfection of Man." In The Cambridge History of Later Medieval Philosophy: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Disintegration of Scholasticism, 1100–1600, edited by Norman Kretzmann, Anthony Kenny, and Jan Pinborg; associate editor, Eleonore Stump. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

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