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The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy By Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Notre Dame)

The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy
by Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Notre Dame)

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Offers the sustained treatment of the metaphysical picture that grounds and motivates the Comedy, and the relation between those metaphysics and Dante's poetics. This book arrives at the radical conclusion that Dante believed that all of what we perceive as reality, the spatio-temporal world, is in fact a creation or projection of conscious being.
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The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy by Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Notre Dame)

The recovery of Dante's metaphysics - which are very different from our own - is essential, argues Christian Moevs, if we are to resolve what has been called "the central problem in the interpretation of the Comedy." That problem is what to make of the Comedy's claim to the status of revelation, vision, or experiential record - as something more than imaginative literature. In this book Moevs offers the first sustained treatment of the metaphysical picture that grounds and motivates the Comedy, and the relation between those metaphysics and Dante's poetics. Moevs arrives at the radical conclusion that Dante believed that all of what we perceive as reality, the spatio-temporal world, is in fact a creation or projection of conscious being. Armed with this new understanding, Moevs is able to shed light on a series of perennial issues in the interpretation of the Comedy.

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It is good to come across a volume intended...to deepen the argument in the Commedia and to confirm it in its special kind of sublimity. * John Took, Journal of Theological Studies *
But what is most startling and impressive about Moev's book is that it creates the conditions for setting the poem into the meaningful relationship with other philosophical and theological traditions...This important book... * Matthew Treherne, Times literary Supplement *

About Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Notre Dame)



Christian Moevs is Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Fellow of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

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The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy by Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Notre Dame)
Christian Moevs (Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Associate Professor of Romance Languages, University of Notre Dame)
AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion
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2005-04-04
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0195174615
9780195174618
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