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C. S. Lewis: The Discarded Image Part 3 - Dr. Scott Masson (6 of 22)


Video from Dr. Scott Masson


"Concluding the discussion of Boethius, we move on to look at medieval astronomy and the particulars of the Ptolemaic cosmology. These are informed by the teaching of seminar thinkers Lewis has reviewed, and demonstrate that the imaginative framework it produces means that while not irrational, the medieval mind did not understand things only on an empirical level. The spiritual significance of the model was in some ways at odds with the spatio-temporal. Above all, while the Medieval model of influence was charged with relationships, including spiritual, the modern 'romantic' universe lends itself to the idea of autonomy and the horror of solipsism." from video introduction.


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