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The Resource Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic book)

Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic book)

Label
Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron
Title
Boccaccio the Philosopher
Title remainder
an epistemology of the Decameron
Statement of responsibility
Filippo Andrei
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the tangled relationship between literary production and epistemological foundation as exemplified in one of the masterpieces of Italian literature. Filippo Andrei argues that Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron has a significant though concealed engagement with philosophy, and that the philosophical implications of its narratives can be understood through an epistemological approach to the text. He analyzes the influence of Dante, Petrarch, Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, and other classical and medieval thinkers on Boccaccio's attitudes towards ethics and knowledge-seeking. Beyond providing an epistemological reading of the Decameron, this book also evaluates how a theoretical reflection on the nature of rhetoric and poetic imagination can ultimately elicit a theory of knowledge.
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Andrei, Filippo
Dewey number
853.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ4294
LC item number
.A53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The New Middle Ages
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  • Boccaccio, Giovanni
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The language of knowledge in the Decameron -- Deified men and humanized gods : the epistemic character of the Fabula -- Boccaccio's mountain and the voyage of the soul -- The Motto and the enigma : rhetoric and knowledge in the sixth day -- Practical philosophy and theory of action in the Decameron
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319651156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1005866855
  • (OCoLC)1005866855
Label
Boccaccio the Philosopher : an epistemology of the Decameron, Filippo Andrei, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The language of knowledge in the Decameron -- Deified men and humanized gods : the epistemic character of the Fabula -- Boccaccio's mountain and the voyage of the soul -- The Motto and the enigma : rhetoric and knowledge in the sixth day -- Practical philosophy and theory of action in the Decameron
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319651156
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1005866855
  • (OCoLC)1005866855

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