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 (ăb′ə-lärd′) also A·bé·lard (ä-bā-lär′), Peter or Pierre 1079-1142.
French theologian, philosopher, and composer whose nominalist application of the principles of ancient Greek logic to the doctrines of the medieval Catholic Church led to charges of heresy. He had a love affair with his pupil Héloise, whom he secretly married after she bore him a child; her family was angered and had him castrated, after which he became a monk.
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(Biography) Peter. French name Pierre Abélard. 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher and theologian whose works include Historia Calamitatum and Sic et Non (1121). His love for Héloïse is recorded in their correspondence
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(ˈæb əˌlɑrd; Fr. a beɪˈlar)

Pierre, 1079–1142, French philosopher, teacher, and theologian: love affair with Heloïse.
English, Peter Abelard.
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This is the grave of Abelard and Heloise--a grave which has been more revered, more widely known, more written and sung about and wept over, for seven hundred years, than any other in Christendom save only that of the Saviour.
Yet who really knows the story of Abelard and Heloise?
Just at this time, Pierre Abelard, who had already made himself widely famous as a rhetorician, came to found a school of rhetoric in Paris.
And so, exulting over an honorable confidence which to his degraded instinct was a ludicrous "simplicity," this unmanly Abelard seduced the niece of the man whose guest he was.
"Ruffians, hired by Fulbert, fell upon Abelard by night, and
Abelard was the official head of the monastery of St.
The shadow Monte Cristo had noticed passed rapidly behind the tomb of Abelard and Heloise, placed itself close to the heads of the horses belonging to the hearse, and following the undertaker's men, arrived with them at the spot appointed for the burial.
In lyric, original narrative, and dramatic poetry he accomplished very little, though the success of his 'Elegy on an Unfortunate Lady' and 'Eloisa to Abelard' must be carefully weighed in this connection.
The other PH poomsae medalists were: Justin Kobe Macario, silver, free style individual, under 17; Justin Kobe Macario, James Oranza, Johann Abelard Concepcion, Alyssa Lou Llenes, Cindy Joy Diasnes, bronze, authorized male team, under 17; King Nash Alcairo, bronze, authorized individual male, under 17; Jamie Hannah Agaloos, bronze, authorized individual female, under 14; Ian Matthew Corton, Joaquin Miguel Cerillo, Paul Anthony Rodriguez, authorized male team, under 14; Jamie Hannah Agaloos, Maria Nicole Anne Labayne, Aesha Klara Oglayon, bronze, authorized team female, under 14; and Allysa Lou Llenes, Cindy Joy Diasnes, Laeia Simoune Soria, bronze, authorized female team, under 17.
, Glenn Lava, Dustin Jacob Mella, Raphael Enrico Mella, Rodolfo Reyes Jr., Jeordan Dominguez, McAvynger Alob, Jerel Anthony Dalida, Mark Lorenz Balcita, Patrick King Perez, June Ninobla, Eulogio Rodriguez and Joel Lacsamana (Juniors) ndash Justin Kobe Macario, Johann Abelard Concepcion, Dennis Francis Arquero, Joaquin Dominic Tuzon, Darius Venerable and Ricco Jame Teraytay (Cadet) ndash Zeick Andrei Tacay, Ian Matthew Corton, Joaquin Miguel Cerillo and King Nash Alcairo.
His stages include the metaphysical system of Scotus Eriugena, realist theories in the 11th-12th centuries, the nominal stance: Garland the computist and Abelard's Literal Glosses, Walter of Mortagne and the identity theory, the De Generibus et Speciebus and the theory of collectio, Abelard's position on Porphyry, and Gilbert of Poitiers.