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Peter Abelard
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Born 1079
Le Pallet near Nantes
Died

21 April 1142(1142-04-21)

(age 62 or 63)
Abbey of Saint-Marcel near Chalon-sur-Saône
Era Medieval philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Scholasticism
Conceptualism
Main interests
Metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, theology
Notable ideas
Conceptualism

Peter Abelard (/ˈæb.ə.lɑːrd/; Latin: Petrus Abaelardus or Abailardus; French: Pierre Abélard, pronounced: [a.be.laːʁ]; 1079 – 21 April 1142) was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian, and preeminent logician. His love for, and affair with, Héloïse d'Argenteuil has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".

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