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Author Palmén, Ritva.

Title Richard of St. Victor's Theory of Imagination
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (307 pages)
Series Investigating Medieval Philosophy ; Volume 8
Investigating medieval philosophy ; Volume 8
Contents Richard of St. Victor's Theoryof Imagination; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Imagination in Classical and Medieval Thought; 2.1 Antiquity; 2.2 Christian Neoplatonism; 2.3 The Middle Ages to the 1100s; 3 The Fundamentals of Richard's Anthropology; 3.1 Richard's Theological Anthropology; 3.2 The Rational Power of the Soul: Sensus, Imaginatio, Ratio, and Intelligentia; 3.3 The Affective Power of the Soul; 3.4 Richard's Theological Method; 4 The Role of Imagination as the Soul Prepares for Contemplation; 4.1 Introduction to Benjamin Minor
4.2 Imagination in Benjamin Minor4.3 Three Modes of Imagination in Benjamin Minor; 4.3.1 Bala-Imagination; 4.3.2 Two Forms of the Rational Imagination; 4.3.3 Dan-Imagination; 4.3.4 Naphtali-Imagination; 4.4 Guarding the Inner City of the Soul; 5 Imagination in the First Two Kinds of Contemplation; 5.1 Introduction to Benjamin Major; 5.2 Three Ways of Knowing: Cogitation, Meditation, Contemplation; 5.3 Richard's Idea of Contemplation; 5.4 The First Kind of Contemplation; 5.5 The Second Kind of Contemplation; 6 The Third Kind of Contemplation; 6.1 Introduction
6.2 The Objects of Contemplation in the Third Kind of Contemplation: Similitudes (Similitudines)6.3 The Inner and Outer Person; 6.4 The Transition from Visible to Invisible in Benjamin Major, Benjamin Minor, and In Apocalypsim Joannis; 7 Imagination at the Uppermost Stages of Contemplation; 7.1 Is There Any Role for Imagination After the Third Kind of Contemplation?; 7.2 The Three Heavens; 7.3 Imagination as an Object of Contemplation; 8 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary In Richard of St. Victor's Theory of Imagination, Palmén advances a detailed analysis of the ideas about imagination of Richard of St. Victor (d. 1173), dealing with epistemology, the interpretation of biblical language, metaphors, rhetoric, and even the possibility of creative imagination
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Richard, of St. Victor, -1173. Benjamin major.
Richard, of St. Victor, -1173. Benjamin minor.
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ISBN 9004279458 (electronic bk.)
9789004279452 (electronic bk.)