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By Therese Scarpelli Cory

Self-knowledge is usually inspiration to became an issue of significant philosophical inquiry in the course of the early smooth interval. Already within the 13th century, notwithstanding, the medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas built a cosmopolitan thought of self-knowledge, which Therese Scarpelli Cory provides as a undertaking of reconciling the conflicting phenomena of self-opacity and privileged self-access. Situating Aquinas's thought in the mid-thirteenth-century debate and his personal maturing concept on human nature, Cory investigates the types of self-knowledge that Aquinas describes and the questions they increase. She exhibits that to some extent amazing in a medieval philosopher, self-knowledge seems to be primary 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 ignored element of medieval philosophy will curiosity readers learning Aquinas and the historical past of medieval philosophy extra generally.

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