La fede sapiente e la coscienza nel paradigma filosofico neo-bonaventuriano


  • Marco Moschini



The apprehension of Being is connaturated to us, but memory, from which the "ut ipsius proles" intelligence arises, is distracted in us. It thus loses its essential transparency. So writes Bonaventure: "He who wants to contemplate the invisible realities of God with respect to the unity of the essence, he has to fix his gaze, first of all, on being itself, and see that being itself is in itself very certain, to the point that it is not possible to think of it as non-existent ”(Itin. V, 3 - V. 308). As the Saint observes (in perfect harmony with the ancient Parmenidean and Platonic traditio), nothingness can only be thought of as an internal negation of the original apprehension of being. We are talking here about inner thinking and conscious participation, or the noein, that is distinguished from all knowledge processes referring to external objects. In fact, "knowing", writes Blondel, "n'est qu'un aspect du penser".