PHIL 7718 Problem of Representation (Fall: 3 )
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
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17