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Chaucer's neoplatonism : varieties of love, friendship, and community

Author: John M Hill
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in medieval literature (Lexington Books).
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Chaucer's Neoplatonism covers his major works and the ways in which he has absorbed a Boethian, essentially rational Neoplatonism. By means of that philosophy he poetically engages issues of truth, falsehood, love, friendship, joy, and community. His widely recognized, capacious humanism arises from that engagement.
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Hill, John M., 1946- author.
Chaucer's neoplatonism
(OCoLC)1002112957
Named Person: Geoffrey Chaucer; Geoffrey Chaucer
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Hill
ISBN: 9781498561945 1498561942
OCLC Number: 1017576582
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter One - Chaucer's Neoplatonism: Varieties of Love, Friendship and CommunityChapter Two - Varieties of Supposition and the Truth Value of StoryChapter Three - Varieties of Friendship: Pandarus, Troilus and Noble FriendshipChapter Four - Avuncular Form and Pandarus's Several EmbassiesChapter Five - Varieties of Joy in Troilus and CriseydeChapter Six - Varieties of Invited "Compaignye" in the Pilgrimage to CanterburyConclusion - Chaucer's Neoplatonic Art
Series Title: Studies in medieval literature (Lexington Books).
Responsibility: John M. Hill.

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Chaucer's Neoplatonism covers his major works and the ways in which he has absorbed a Boethian, essentially rational Neoplatonism. By means of that philosophy he poetically engages issues of truth,  Read more...

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John Hill's detailed analysis of Chaucer's deeply thought, but playful, poetry emphasizes traces of divine forms in human affairs, however tangled with mere sense perceptions and degraded actions. Read more...

 
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