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By Therese Scarpelli Cory

Self-knowledge is often idea to became a subject of great philosophical inquiry in the course of the early smooth interval. Already within the 13th century, in spite of the fact that, the medieval philosopher Thomas Aquinas built a cosmopolitan concept of self-knowledge, which Therese Scarpelli Cory provides 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 concept on human nature, Cory investigates the types of self-knowledge that Aquinas describes and the questions they elevate. She exhibits that to some extent extraordinary in a medieval philosopher, self-knowledge seems to be primary to Aquinas's account of cognition and personhood, and that his idea presents instruments for contemplating intentionality, reflexivity and selfhood. Her attractive account of this ignored point of medieval philosophy will curiosity readers learning Aquinas and the background of medieval philosophy extra generally.

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