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By Therese Scarpelli Cory

Self-knowledge is usually concept to became a subject matter of great philosophical inquiry in the course of the early smooth interval. Already within the 13th century, notwithstanding, the medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas constructed a cosmopolitan conception of self-knowledge, which Therese Scarpelli Cory offers as a undertaking of reconciling the conflicting phenomena of self-opacity and privileged self-access. Situating Aquinas's idea in the mid-thirteenth-century debate and his personal maturing idea on human nature, Cory investigates the types of self-knowledge that Aquinas describes and the questions they bring up. She exhibits that to some extent outstanding in a medieval philosopher, self-knowledge seems to be imperative to Aquinas's account of cognition and personhood, and that his concept offers instruments for contemplating intentionality, reflexivity and selfhood. Her attractive account of this ignored point of medieval philosophy will curiosity readers learning Aquinas and the historical past of medieval philosophy extra generally.

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