Peter Abelard was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, leading logician, theologian, poet, composer and musician. In philosophy he is celebrated for his logical solution to the problem of universals via nominalism and conceptualism and his. Peter Abelard (–21 April ) ['Abailard' or 'Abaelard' or 'Habalaarz' and so on] was the pre-eminent philosopher and theologian of the. Abelard is considered one of the greatest twelfth-century Catholic philosophers, arguing that God and the universe can and should be known via logic as well as. Peter Abelard, French theologian and philosopher best known for his solution of the problem of universals and for his original use of dialectics. Philosophically, Abelard is best known as the father of nominalism. For contemporary philosophers, nominalism is most closely associated with the problem of. Peter Abelard () is one of the most diversely gifted people of the Middle Ages. His letter writing, poetry, theology, logic, and ethics deal with. This book offers a major reassessment of Peter Abelard's modal logic and theory of modalities, presenting them as far more uniform and consistent than was. Cristina Nehring essay on new books addressing and inspired by the myth of Abelard and Heloise discusses books Heloise and Abelard by James. Originally published in , Peter Abelard provides an exploration into the social and religious background to the story of Abelard and Heloise. Abelard in Four Dimensions: A Twelfth-Century Philosopher in His Context and Ours by John Marenbon, one of the leading scholars of medieval philosophy and a.