On Augustine / Edition 1

On Augustine / Edition 1

by Sharon Kaye, Paul Thomson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534583628

ISBN-13: 9780534583620

Pub. Date: 10/17/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This brief text assists students in understanding Augustine's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the

Overview

This brief text assists students in understanding Augustine's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON AUGUSTINE is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534583620
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
10/17/2000
Series:
Wadsworth Philosophers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
1.1Augustine's Life and Times2
1.2Augustine's Works4
1.3Neoplatonism6
2Theodicy9
2.1The Problem of Evil9
2.2Libertarianism and Determinism11
2.3The Invention of The Will?12
2.4The Great Chain of Being15
2.5Divine Culpability16
2.6Grace19
2.7Original Sin22
2.8Divine Morality24
2.9Compatibilism25
3Knowledge27
3.1Skepticism28
3.2Augustine's Cogito29
3.3Innatism and Empiricism31
3.4Divine Illumination33
3.5Perception36
3.6Augustine's Ontological Proof40
3.7Augustine's Contribution to Science42
4The Inner Man45
4.1The Trinity45
4.2The Subconscious47
4.3Mental Language49
4.4Time52
5Ethics and Political Theory58
5.1City of God, City of Man59
5.2Caritas and Cupiditas62
5.3Enjoyment and Use66
5.4Voluntarism68
5.5Against Culture and Education70
5.6Augustine's Political Pessimism73
5.7Justice74
5.8The State as Penal Order76
6Augustine's Legacy79
Bibliography81

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