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Consciousness Thought

By Therese Scarpelli Cory

ISBN-10: 1107042925

ISBN-13: 9781107042926

ISBN-10: 1316502333

ISBN-13: 9781316502334

Self-knowledge is usually suggestion to became a subject matter of significant philosophical inquiry through the early smooth interval. Already within the 13th century, in spite of the fact that, the medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas built a cosmopolitan thought of self-knowledge, which Therese Scarpelli Cory provides as a venture of reconciling the conflicting phenomena of self-opacity and privileged self-access. Situating Aquinas's concept in the mid-thirteenth-century debate and his personal maturing inspiration on human nature, Cory investigates the categories of self-knowledge that Aquinas describes and the questions they bring up. She exhibits that to a point notable in a medieval philosopher, self-knowledge seems to be crucial to Aquinas's account of cognition and personhood, and that his conception presents instruments for contemplating intentionality, reflexivity and selfhood. Her attractive account of this missed element of medieval philosophy will curiosity readers learning Aquinas and the background of medieval philosophy extra generally.

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