Download Augustine's Inner Dialogue: The Philosophical Soliloquy in by Brian Stock PDF

By Brian Stock

Augustine's philosophy of existence comprises mediation, reviewing one's prior and workouts for self-improvement. Centuries after Plato and ahead of Freud he invented a 'spiritual workout' within which each guy and girl is in a position, via reminiscence, to reconstruct and reinterpret life's goals. Brian inventory examines Augustine's exact method of mixing literary and philosophical topics. He proposes a brand new interpretation of Augustine's early writings, developing how the philosophical soliloquy (soliloquium) has emerged as a method of inquiry and the way it pertains to difficulties of self-existence and self-history. The e-book additionally offers transparent research of internal discussion and discourse and the way, as internal discussion enhances and eventually replaces outer discussion, a mode of considering emerges, bobbing up from historic resources and a spiritual perspective indebted to Judeo-Christian culture.

Show description

Read or Download Augustine's Inner Dialogue: The Philosophical Soliloquy in Late Antiquity PDF

Best greek & roman books

Reading Maimonides' Philosophy in 19th Century Germany: The Guide to Religious Reform

This e-book investigates the re-discovery of Maimonides’ advisor of the puzzled by means of the Wissenschaft des Judentums circulation in Germany of the 19th and starting 20th Germany. on the grounds that this stream is inseparably attached with non secular reforms that happened at in regards to the comparable time, it might be tested how the Reform circulate in Judaism used the advisor for its personal schedule of historizing, rationalizing and at last turning Judaism right into a philosophical company of ‘ethical monotheism’.

Solon the Thinker : political thought in archaic Athens

In "Solon the philosopher" John Lewis provides the speculation that Solon observed Athens as a self-governing, self-supporting method comparable to the early Greek conceptions of the cosmos. Solon's polis services now not via divine intervention yet by means of its personal inner power, that is based at the highbrow healthiness of its humans, is determined by their reputation of justice and moderation as orderly norms of lifestyles, and ends up in the rejection of tyranny and slavery in favour of freedom.

Aristotle and natural law

Aristotle and common legislation lays out a brand new theoretical strategy which distinguishes among the notions of ''interpretation, '' ''appropriation, '' ''negotiation'' and ''reconstruction'' of the which means of texts and their part ideas. those different types are then deployed in an exam of the function which the idea that of usual legislation is utilized by Aristotle in a few key texts.

Additional info for Augustine's Inner Dialogue: The Philosophical Soliloquy in Late Antiquity

Example text

On the prehistory of this discussion, see Albrecht Dihle, The Theory of Will in Classical Antiquity (Berkeley, 1982), pp. 1–19. ” The questions and answers of the dialogue are thus transformed into an interrogation of God by means of scripture. Augustine 30 Augustine’s Inner Dialogue Later contributions were made by patristic writers. Although the word philosophia occurs rarely in the New Testament,53 the term was made familiar to Christian theology by Justin Martyr, who converted from Platonism around 132–135, founded a school of Christian philosophy in Rome shortly before 150, and was martyred during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, possibly between 165 and 167.

139, 140. 81 See A. D. Nock, Conversion (Oxford, 1933), pp. 164–186, and on Augustine’s sense of conversio, see Goulven Madec, AL, vol. i, pp. 1282–1293.

65, discussed in Chapter 2. On this topic see Gur Zak, Petrarch’s Humanism and the Care of the Self (Cambridge, 2010). 80 Paraclesis, in Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus: Ausgewählte Werke, ed. Hajo Holborn (Munich, 1933), pp. 139, 140. 81 See A. D. Nock, Conversion (Oxford, 1933), pp. 164–186, and on Augustine’s sense of conversio, see Goulven Madec, AL, vol. i, pp. 1282–1293.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 31 votes

About the Author

admin