The Confession of Augustine / Edition 1

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“ . . . this work is less a book about the Confessions as it is an insight into a twentieth century philosopher at the end of his life. . . . With prose bordering on the poetic, Lyotard entices and captivates throughout. His final insights here disclose how Augustine’s own autobiography is really an omni-biography: a story every soul tells as it comes to realize, as Lyotard’s last line puts it, that only at the “end of the night forever begins.””—The Review of Metaphysics
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" . . . this work is less a book about the Confessions as it is an insight into a twentieth century philosopher at the end of his life. . . . With prose bordering on the poetic, Lyotard entices and captivates throughout. His final insights here disclose how Augustine's own autobiography is really an omni-biography: a story every soul tells as it comes to realize, as Lyotard's last line puts it, that only at the "end of the night forever begins.""—The Review of Metaphysics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804737937
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Cultural Memory in the Present Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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The late Jean-François Lyotard was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII and Professor of Humanities at Emory University. Stanford has published two other books of his: Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1994) and The Inhuman: Reflections on Time (1992).
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