Peter Abelard (1079 – 21 April 1142) was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. He also was a music composer. The story of his affair with and love for Heloise has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".
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We call the intention good which is right in itself, but the action is good, not because it contains within it some good, but because it issues from a good intention. The same act may be done by the s...Peter Abelard (1079-1142), philosopher, theologian. Trans. by J.R. McCallum, Basil Blackwell (1935). Abailards [sic] Ethics, p. 46.