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Condamnés à une connaissance d’oiseau de nuit ?
Albert le Grand et l’intellect humain conjoint aux sens et à l’imagination

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Penser les cinq sens au Moyen Âge. Poétique, esthétique, éthique
  • Author: Casteigt (Julie)
  • Abstract: In his Super Iohannem, Albert the Great begins with a noetic problem: since the human intellect is linked to the senses and the imagination, how can it understand the unique principle which depends on what is intelligible? Albert the Great uses a renowned comparison: in the same way as the eye of a nocturnal bird cannot look straight at the sun, the human intellect cannot understand the principle straightaway. This study analyses the multiple meanings of this comparison.
  • Pages: 37 to 54
  • Last edition: 2015
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 121
  • Subcollection: Medieval civilization, n° 14

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3683-3
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3685-7.p.0037
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 11-12-2015
  • Language: French
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Regular Price: 3.00 €
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