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PHIL 7718 Problem of Representation (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The notion of representation, rooted in such experiences as luminous reflection, art or craft productions, is at first more a metaphor than a concept. But it has proved to be crucial to our understanding of reality and the very possibility of our knowledge. A representation is a repetition of a same thing under another form: it speads the difference within the homogeneity of being. We will study, mainly in the Medieval period, how such a difference has been elaborated in metaphysics and epistemology, and became an essential tool of the classical philosophical discourse.


Instructor(s): Jean-Luc Solere

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13