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Date: 1259

In our minds "the divine image shines."

— St. Bonaventure [born Giovanni di Fidanza] (1217-1274)

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Date: 1273

"For the relation of phantasms to the intellect is like the relation of colors to the sense of sight, as he says De Anima iii, 5,7. Therefore, as the species of colors are in the sight, so are the species of phantasms in the possible intellect."

— St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

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Date: 1380-1387

"Thus gan he make a mirour of his minde, / In which he saugh al hoolly hir figure."

— Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1340-1400)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.