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perscrutari occulta

back cover (detail)
The London, Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science. Ser. 6, Vol. 14 (1907)
UC Berkeley copy, digitized April 20, 2007

“Meditationis est perscrutari occulta; contemplationis est admirari perspicua... Admiratio generat quaestionem, questio investigationem, investigatio inventionem.”
Hugo de S. Victore (1096-1141 *)
one of two epigrams to the volume

the passage is discussed in Ritva Palmén, Richard of St. Victor’s Theory of Imagination (2014) : 140-141

23 November 2013

deserts; erosions; method
Hugh of Saint Victore