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HUBERT ROBINET, ANDRÉS. «Being and spoon» : Meditation on being in De Mente of Nicholas of Cusa. Veritas [online]. 2012, n.26, pp. 09-34. ISSN 0718-9273. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-92732012000100001.
Nicholas de Cusa’s De Mente pretends to be a study of the mind as the measure of the universe and the image of God. In this book, Nicolas presents himself as an idiot or ignorant and takes the example of manufacture of a spoon. The spoon, simple tool, becomes a symbol of being. The human ability to create this tool expresses the human nature and his effort to understand and cocreate the world, God and His work of creation. Thus, the spoon becomes a mirror that allows us to discover reality, even from afar; and moreover allows us to approach to Christ also our first or main mirror.
Palabras clave : Nicholas of Cusa; ignorant; mind; spoon; docta ignorantia; search of the being.