Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

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Holmberg, John, ed., "Moralium dogma philosophorum" in Das Moralium dogma philosophorum des Guillaume de Conches, lateinisch, altfranzösich und mittelniederfränkisch, herausgegeben (Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksells boktryckeri-a.-b) Read this source online

Text name(s): Moralium dogma philosophorum

Number of pages of primary source text: 0


Dates: 1100 - 1150

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Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

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Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Europe


Record Types: 

  • Philosophic Work

Subject Headings: 

  • Philosophy / Theology



William of Conches was a philosopher who sought to expand the bounds of Christian humanism by studying secular works of the classics and fostering empirical science. He was influenced by Arabian philosophers. Moralium Dogma Philosophorum, a book on ethics is attributed to him, although its authoritiy is unknown. The Latin text, with no introductory material or scholarly apparatus, can be found on the Latin Library website.

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Cataloger: mk