New PDF release: Aquinas on Human Self-Knowledge

By Therese Scarpelli Cory

Self-knowledge is usually suggestion to became a subject matter of significant philosophical inquiry through the early sleek interval. Already within the 13th century, even if, the medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas constructed a worldly concept of self-knowledge, which Therese Scarpelli Cory offers as a venture of reconciling the conflicting phenomena of self-opacity and privileged self-access. Situating Aquinas's conception in the mid-thirteenth-century debate and his personal maturing idea on human nature, Cory investigates the types of self-knowledge that Aquinas describes and the questions they elevate. She exhibits that to a point outstanding in a medieval philosopher, self-knowledge seems to be vital to Aquinas's account of cognition and personhood, and that his idea presents instruments for contemplating intentionality, reflexivity and selfhood. Her enticing account of this missed element of medieval philosophy will curiosity readers learning Aquinas and the historical past of medieval philosophy extra generally.

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