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Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic resource)

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Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron
Title
Boccaccio the Philosopher
Title remainder
an epistemology of the Decameron
Statement of responsibility
Filippo Andrei
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the tangled relationship between literary production and epistemological foundation as exemplified in one of the masterpieces of Italian literature. Filippo Andrei argues that Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron has a significant though concealed engagement with philosophy, and that the philosophical implications of its narratives can be understood through an epistemological approach to the text. He analyzes the influence of Dante, Petrarch, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, and other classical and medieval thinkers on Boccaccio's attitudes towards ethics and knowledge-seeking. Beyond providing an epistemological reading of the Decameron, this book also evaluates how a theoretical reflection on the nature of rhetoric and poetic imagination can ultimately elicit a theory of knowledge
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Andrei, Filippo
Dewey number
853.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The New Middle Ages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Chapter 1 The Language of Knowledge in the Decameron""; ""Boccaccio as Philosopher""; ""Knowledge and Interpretation in the Decameron""; ""Some Aspects of the Epistemological Inquiry""; ""Chapter 2 Deified Men and Humanized Gods: The Epistemic Character of the Fabula""; ""Poetry, Secrecy and the Psychology of Language""; ""The Humanized Gods: The â#x80;#x9C;Womb of Godâ#x80;#x9D; and the Tree of Wisdom""; ""Deified Men: The Power of the Mind and the Function of the Poet""; ""Chapter 3 Boccaccioâ#x80;#x99;s Mountain and the Voyage of the Soul""
  • ""Â#x80;#x9C;Con gli occhi riguardando e con la menteâ#x80;#x9D;""""Decameron Second Day""; ""The Voyage and Danteâ#x80;#x99;s Mountain""; ""Chapter 4 The Motto and the Enigma: Rhetoric and Knowledge in the Sixth Day""; ""Rhetoric and Dialectics of Oppositions""; ""The Motto and the Enigma""; ""Chapter 5 Practical Philosophy and Theoryof Action in the Decameron""; ""The â#x80;#x9C;Honestumâ#x80;#x9D; as a Categoryof Behavior in the First Day""; ""Practical Reason and Natural Law:Ethics as Practical Philosophy""; ""Conclusion""; ""Works Cited""
Control code
on1005866855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319651156
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005866855
Label
Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Chapter 1 The Language of Knowledge in the Decameron""; ""Boccaccio as Philosopher""; ""Knowledge and Interpretation in the Decameron""; ""Some Aspects of the Epistemological Inquiry""; ""Chapter 2 Deified Men and Humanized Gods: The Epistemic Character of the Fabula""; ""Poetry, Secrecy and the Psychology of Language""; ""The Humanized Gods: The â#x80;#x9C;Womb of Godâ#x80;#x9D; and the Tree of Wisdom""; ""Deified Men: The Power of the Mind and the Function of the Poet""; ""Chapter 3 Boccaccioâ#x80;#x99;s Mountain and the Voyage of the Soul""
  • ""Â#x80;#x9C;Con gli occhi riguardando e con la menteâ#x80;#x9D;""""Decameron Second Day""; ""The Voyage and Danteâ#x80;#x99;s Mountain""; ""Chapter 4 The Motto and the Enigma: Rhetoric and Knowledge in the Sixth Day""; ""Rhetoric and Dialectics of Oppositions""; ""The Motto and the Enigma""; ""Chapter 5 Practical Philosophy and Theoryof Action in the Decameron""; ""The â#x80;#x9C;Honestumâ#x80;#x9D; as a Categoryof Behavior in the First Day""; ""Practical Reason and Natural Law:Ethics as Practical Philosophy""; ""Conclusion""; ""Works Cited""
Control code
on1005866855
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319651156
Note
SpringerLink
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1005866855

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