Authored by: Therese Scarpelli Cory

The Routledge Companion to Medieval Philosophy

Print publication date:  January  2021
Online publication date:  January  2021

Print ISBN: 9780415658270
eBook ISBN: 9781315709604
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I am aware of the apple, of seeing the apple, of myself seeing the apple; I am aware of my own awareness as mine. Were scholastic philosophers aware of these phenomena? The answer is certainly yes. The study of scholastic theories of consciousness and self-consciousness, however, is still very much a developing area of research. The last couple of decades have seen a surge of interest in medieval theories of consciousness and self-consciousness. Nevertheless, there is still a great deal of unexplored territory, particularly with respect to consciousness in the sensory arena and its integration with intellectual kinds of consciousness.

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