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Abelard and Héloïse

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Abelard and Héloïse

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

This lecture highlights two of history’s legendary intellects. Trace the career of Peter Abelard as a teacher and philosophical writer of vast impact, and the intellectual and religious life of his student, Héloïse, whose brilliance may have exceeded his own. Grasp how their tragic relationship ultimately served as a catalyst for their greatest intellectual achievements.


November 3, 2016