Philosophy Intersections "Wings Too Weak"
Wings Too Weak: Authentic Knowledge in Dante's Divine Comedy Presented by Dr. Don Seastrum, Professor of Art; & Dr. Anthony Miccoli, Director of Philosophy
Oct 23, 2013
from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
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Dante’s Divine Comedy functions on many levels: narratively, it chronicles the topography of Divine logic, mapping out Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven; psychologically, it traces the struggle of Dante to come to terms with his own limitations in apprehending that which is not apprehendable; metaphysically, it proposes a model of an authentic self contingent upon an awareness of the true unity between body and mind. Imprisoned by self-involvement, Dante must come to terms with his own hopelessness via authentic knowledge: that all exists within Divine love. His epistemological journey from ignorance to enlightenment mirrors the existential states of the souls consigned to Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven, and the moment at which hubris, self-indulgence, and egotism give way to an authentic self-awareness, logic, and hope.
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