Augustine The Reader / Edition 1

Augustine The Reader / Edition 1

by Brian Stock
     
 

Augustine of Hippo, a central figure in the history of Western thought, is also the author of a theory of reading that has had a profound influence on Western letters from the ages of Petrarch, Montaigne, Luther, and Rousseau to Freud and our own time. Brian Stock provides the first full account of this theory within the evolution of Augustine's early dialogues, his… See more details below

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Augustine of Hippo, a central figure in the history of Western thought, is also the author of a theory of reading that has had a profound influence on Western letters from the ages of Petrarch, Montaigne, Luther, and Rousseau to Freud and our own time. Brian Stock provides the first full account of this theory within the evolution of Augustine's early dialogues, his Confessions, and his systematic treatises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674052772
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/12/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
476
Sales rank:
1,446,246
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

I CONFESSIONS 1-9

Learning to Read

Words

Reading and Writing

Self-Improvement

Intellectual Horizons

Manichaeism

Ambrose

Neoplatonism

Reading and Conversion

Alypius

Simplicianus

Ponticianus

Augustine

From Cassiciacum to Ostia

Cassiciacum

Ostia

II THE ETHICS OF INTERPRETATION

Beginnings

The Letters

The Dialogues

Speaking and Reading

On Dialectic

The Teacher

Defining the Reader

Toward Theory

Tradition and Beliefs

The "Uninstructed"

Christian Doctrine

Memory, Self-Reform, and Time

Remembering

Conduct

Time

The Self

A Language of Thought

The Reader and the Cogito

The Road toward Wisdom

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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