Dissertation, KU Leuven (2011)

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Acknowledgements - i Table of Contents - iii Part I: On Divine Knowledge - 1 Chapter 1: Introduction - 1 Chapter 2: A Brief History of the Exemplar Prior to the Thirteenth Century - 13 The Platonic Tradition on Exemplarism and Divine Knowledge - 14 Plato -14 Cicero and Seneca - 35 Philo of Alexandria - 37 Plotinus - 42 Porphyry - 48 Augustine - 49 Pseudo-Dionysius - 63 Anselm of Canterbury - 67 The Aristotelian Tradition on Exemplarism and Divine Knowledge - 79 Aristotle - 79 Avicenna - 88 Conclusion - 93 Chapter 3: Divine Ideas Part I: The Quantitative Analysis – Bonaventure and his Earlier Contemporaries on Divine Knowledge - 95 Chapter 4: Divine Ideas Part II: The Qualitative Analysis – Causality, Similitude and Assimilation in Divine Knowledge - 117 Chapter 5: Divine Ideas Part III: The Qualitative Analysis – Questions about Divine Knowledge - 161 Does God know through many or one?: Unicity and plurality and the divine ideas - 162 What does God know?: the scope of the divine ideas - 182 Divine Understanding of Evil - 182 Divine Knowledge of Changing and Imperfect Things - 193 Divine Knowledge of Matter - 203 Life, Infinity and Divine Knowledge of Possible Beings - 208 Conclusion - 225 Chapter 6: Divine Ideas Part IV: Divine Knowledge of Universals and Particulars - 231 PART II: On Human Knowledge - 259 Chapter 7: The Word and Mental Words: Bonaventure on Trinitarian Relation and Human Cognition - 259 Chapter 8: Bonaventure on Human Cognition of the Divine Idea: Part I – Why the Divine Idea Must be Attained in Certain Knowledge - 299 Chapter 9: Bonaventure on Human Cognition of the Divine Idea: Part II – How the Divine Idea is Attained in Certain Knowledge - 345 Chapter 10: Conclusion - 409 Appendix A: Is a philosophical study of Bonaventure even possible? - 421 Appendix B: Question list: Odo and Bonaventure on creatures in God and divine ideas - 435 Bibliography - 439.
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