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The Voyage of Unknowing: Nicholas of Cusa on Learned Ignorance

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The Voyage of Unknowing: Nicholas of Cusa on Learned Ignorance - Diem-Lane, Andrea, and Lane, David Christopher
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I first encountered the mystical logic of Nicholas of Cusa when I read S.L. Frank's magnificent (and under appreciated) volume, The Unknowable. I was both mesmerized and haunted by Cusa's koan-like summation of his philosophy when he wrote, "The Unattainable is Attained by its Unattainment." As Socrates and other mystic-philosophers before him, Nicholas of Cusa had realized through mathematics and geometry that infinity cannot be comprehended by that which is finite. Thus what is the best way to "know" that which exceeds us ...

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The Voyage of Unknowing: Nicholas of Cusa on Learned Ignorance 2016, Mount San Antonio College/Philosophy Group

ISBN-13: 9781565436565

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