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12. Boethius, Sculpture, Time & Imagination w/ Jacob Terneus

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Jacob Terneus, PhD student in ancient and medieval philosophy at Marquette University, talks with Patrick about his recent article in the Imaginative Conservative: Motion, Moments, & Sculptural Art: The Time and Imagination.

He references to sculptural works in his essay and in our discussion: Bernini's Apollo and Daphne and Ghiberti's Baptistry Doors.

I would also encourage everyone to go read his other recent publication, Speech & Knowledge in Plato's Major Hippias, over at the Voegelin View.

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    12. Boethius, Sculpture, Time & Imagination w/ Jacob Terneus

    27:22

    Jacob Terneus, PhD student in ancient and medieval philosophy at Marquette University, talks with Patrick about his recent article in the Imaginative Conservative: Motion, Moments, & Sculptural Art: The Time and Imagination. He references to sculptural works in his essay and in our discussion: Bernini's Apollo and Daphne and Ghiberti's Baptistry Doors. I would also encourage everyone to go read his other recent publication, Speech & Knowledge in Plato's Major Hippias, over at the Voegelin View.
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