IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 326: Later Medieval Perspectives on Tolerance

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Organiser:Simon F. Nolan, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Order of Carmelites
Moderator/Chair:David E. Luscombe, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 326-a'Sequens legem Marchie vel dyaboli': Richard FitzRalph on Robbing Food in 14th-Century Paris, London, and Dundalk
(Language: English)
Michael W. Dunne, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Michael W. Dunne, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Philosophy
Paper 326-b'Ex diversitate nutrimenti': Nicholas of Cusa on Customs, Ethics, Eating, and Geography
(Language: English)
Susan Gottlöber, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Susan Gottlöber, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Philosophy
Paper 326-c'Tanquam apes Domini, dulcedinem spiritualem mellificantes': The Spirit of Tolerance and 14th-Century Carmelite Scholasticism
(Language: English)
Simon F. Nolan, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Order of Carmelites
Simon F. Nolan, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Maynooth / Order of Carmelites
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Philosophy
Abstract

Tolerance (and, of course, intolerance) and identity play key roles in our interaction with the world and the other. An extremely fruitful source for gaining a more precise understanding of the questions and problems that arise in the encounter with otherness are the reflections of thinkers in the Middle Ages. This session will consider the theme of tolerance in relation to a number of medieval authors. Each proposed paper addresses in its title the set theme of the 2016 Congress and each contributor is a participant in the Tolerance, Plurality, and the Image of the Other research cluster of Maynooth University.