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Augustine's confessions : philosophy in autobiography

Author: William E Mann
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Augustine's Confessions is a masterpiece of world literature. Written by Augustine in his forties, at the height of his philosophical and rhetorical skills, the Confessions is at once autobiographical, philosophical, theological, and psychological. The aim of the eight essays commissioned for the present volume is to provide an examination and discussion of some of the philosophical issues raised by Augustine. What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Mann
ISBN: 9780199577552 0199577552
OCLC Number: 885523206
Description: xi, 223 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Augustine's anti-Platonist ascents / Peter King --
Practical rationality and the wills of Confessions 8 / Tomas Ekenberg --
Happiness in Augustine's Confessions / Nicholas Wolterstorff --
The desire for God and aporetic method in Augustine's Confessions / Stephen Menn --
The life of the mind in dramas and dreams / William E. Mann --
Thinking eternally / Paul Helm --
The privacy of the mind and the fully approvable reading of scripture : Augustine on Genesis 1:1 / Blake D. Dutton --
Intelligible matter and the genesis of intellect : the metamorphosis of a Plotinian theme in Confessions 12-13 / Christian Tornau.
Responsibility: edited by William E. Mann.

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Eight new essays examine key philosophical issues raised by Augustine in his Confessions-a masterpiece of world literature. They explore a range of topics including what constitutes the happy or  Read more...

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