The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Topics for Discussion

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Explain the Medieval attitude towards the so-called "auctors."

How does the Medieval attitude towards the world indicate humility, in Lewis' opinion?

In what way do the astronomical views of the Middle Ages reflect their religious beliefs?

Explain the importance of the principle of the triad in Pseudo-Dionysius' philosophy?

Lewis mentions that it was not known until the 16th century—well after the Middle Ages—that Pseudo-Dionysius was not the Greek convert mentioned in the Book of Acts. If the Medievals knew this, how do you think they would have regarded his works?

Explain the difference between imagination and phantasy, in the context of the five "inward senses."

Why does Lewis think that the Medieval Model of the world demands our respect?

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