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21/04/1142 French scholastic philosopher Peter Abelard dies

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Peter Abelard

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Three Minute Theology - Lily King on Peter Abelard and Ethics

Abelard was one of the most influential thinkers of the middle ages. He helped to establish the ascendancy of the philosophical authority of Aristotle. His life was eventful. He had a love affair with his student Héloïse. Abelard impregnated and married her, but her uncle arranged for a band of men to break into Abelard's room one night and castrate him.
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