Vela Veritatis

Vela Veritatis

Hermeneutik, Wissen und Sprache in der Intellectual History des 12. Jahrhunderts

eBook - 2005 | German
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This study analyses the complex role played by the concept of a 'veiled truth' (integumentum) in the intellectual culture of the Twelfth Century. Eight chapters examine the concept in theological texts and milieux (e.g. Peter Abelard, Bernard of Clairvaux, Gilbert of Poitiers); in natural philosophy (William of Conches); in literary commentaries and literary theory; in literature (Bernard Silvester, Alan of Lille); and in methodological discussions of the Artes sermocinales and language (John of Salisbury). Key questions implied (and discussed) include: 12th-century reflections on the limits of human rationality; the impact of 12th-century methodological discussions for the evolution of Scholasticism; the nature and scope of medieval literary theory and hermeneutics; the importance of an interdisciplinary intellectual history for the understanding of medieval thought.
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
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1 online resource (xiv, 695 pages).

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