Chaucer on Love, Knowledge, and Sight
Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 1995 - 225 pages
Medieval natural philosophy illuminates Chaucer's use of the motif of sight and the relationship between love and knowledge.
In this study, Norman Klassen shows how Chaucer explores the complexity of the relationship between love and knowledge through recourse to the motif of sight. The convention of love at first sight involves love, knowledge, and sight, but insists that the claims of love and the realm of the rational are in strict opposition. In the metaphysical tradition, however, the relationship between love, knowledge and sight is more complex, manifesting both qualitiesof opposition and of symbiosis, similar to that found in late medieval natural philosophy.
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Table des matières
Sight in Natural Philosophy
Sight in Medieval
The Poet and
Expressions et termes fréquents
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