John of Salisbury

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[Revised entry by Karen Bollermann and Cary Nederman on April 27, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
John of Salisbury (1115/20 – 1180) was among the foremost philosophers of the so-called twelfth century Renaissance, contributing to the development of political and moral philosophy as well as to the medieval theory of education and to the dissemination of emerging Aristotelian learning. Having received an extensive education in Paris, he spent most of his life as an active servant of the church. An associate of Archbishop Thomas Becket of Canterbury during his dispute with King Henry II of England, John eventually was…

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