The Centre for Philosophy & Phenomenology of Religion (Australian Catholic University)
invites you to:
Prof. Falque will present a seminar paper on “The All-Seeing God in Nicholas of Cusa”
Abstract: In his remarkable treatise De icona, Nicholas of Cusa depicts a Benedictine community gathered around an image by Roger de la
Pasture (van Der Weyden). Suddenly they are surprised to realize that the painting sees more than it is seen. By this reversal the community of
believers is phenomenologically constituted according to a mode of intersubjectivity from which contemporary philosophy still has much to
learn. Reverse intentionality, intersection of gazes, intersubjective community and the fraternal horizon are some of the themes developed by
Nicholas of Cusa that phenomenology today is struggling to recover.