Self‐Knowledge as Knowledge of the Good: Hugh of St. Victor on Self‐Knowledge

Dialectica 73 (1-2):211-230 (2019)

Boris Hennig
Ryerson University
This is a discussion of self-knowledge in Hugh of St. Victor. It will yield the following three systematic results. First, it will be shown that there is a clear sense in which human self-knowledge is knowledge of one’s own rationality, and therefore knowledge of the proper object of one’s rational capacities (dunameis meta logou). Second, a distinction will be drawn between perfect and imperfect self-knowledge. Third, it will turn out that under conditions of perfect self-knowledge, all our rational capacities would work like our capacity for perceptual knowledge.
Keywords Hugh of St, Victor  rational capacities  self-knowledge
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DOI 10.1111/1746-8361.12268
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