Matteo Maselli

The Cognitive Mediation of Dante’s «far segno»: Models, Narrative Implications and Implementation Procedures of the Cognitive Process in the «Commedia»

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This essay analyses the implementation of the cognitive process adopted in Dante’s Commedia, with particular attention to its occurrences in Paradiso. It aims to clarify some fundamental questions which concern the procedures pursued by Dante in order to gain knowledge, the role of memory in this kind of dynamic, the function of the souls of the blessed in the same cognitive process and the narrative implications of the preclusion of knowledge to Dante as a character


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