Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition in the Middle Ages

Michelle Karnes


In Imagination, Meditation, and Cognition within the center Ages, Michelle Karnes revises the historical past of medieval mind's eye with a close research of its position within the period’s meditations and theories of cognition. Karnes right here is aware mind's eye in its technical, philosophical experience, taking her cue from Bonaventure, the thirteenth-century scholastic theologian and thinker who supplied the 1st sustained account of the way the philosophical mind's eye may be reworked right into a devotional one. Karnes examines Bonaventure’s meditational works, the Meditationes vitae Christi, the Stimulis amoris, Piers Plowman, and Nicholas Love’s Myrrour, between others, and argues that the cognitive value that mind's eye loved in scholastic philosophy knowledgeable its significance in medieval meditations at the lifetime of Christ. Emphasizing the cognitive importance of either mind's eye and the meditations that trusted it, she revises a long-standing organization of mind's eye with the center a long time. In her account, mind's eye used to be no longer easily an item of suspicion but additionally a vital highbrow, religious, and literary source that exercised huge authority.

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