Augustine and Philosophy (Augustine in Conversation: by Phillip Cary,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Johannes PDF

By Phillip Cary,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Johannes Brachtendorf,John D. Caputo,Jesse Couenhoven,Alexander R. Eodice,Wayne J. Hankey,John Peter Kenney,Paul A. Macdonald Jr,Gareth B. Matthews,Roland J. Teske,Frederick Van Fleteren,James Wetzel

Augustine of Hippo was once a thinker in addition to theologian, bishop and saint. He aimed to perform philosophy now not easily as a tutorial self-discipline yet as a love for divine knowledge pervading every thing in his existence and paintings. To inquire into Augustine and philosophy is hence to get to the center of his issues as a Christian author and discover the various purposes for his immense impact on Western notion. This quantity, containing essays by means of major Augustine students, encompasses a number of inquiries into Augustine's philosophy in thought and perform, in addition to his relation to philosophers earlier than and after him. It opens up various views into the center of Augustine's proposal. He often reminds his readers, 'philosophy' capability love of knowledge, and in that experience he expects that each necessary impulse in human existence could have anything philosophical approximately it, anything directed towards the attainment of knowledge. In Augustine's personal writing we discover this expectation placed into perform in a gorgeous number of methods, as keys issues of Western philosophy and complex sorts of philosophical argument happen all over. the gathering of essays during this ebook examines quite a few points of the relation of Augustine and philosophy, either in Augustine's personal perform as a thinker and in his interplay with others. the result's now not one photo of the relation of Augustine and philosophy yet many, because the authors of those essays ask many various questions on Augustine and his impact, and convey a wide variety of pursuits and services to their activity. hence the gathering indicates that Augustine's philosophy is still a power and a provocation in a wide selection of settings today.

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Augustine and Philosophy (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation) by Phillip Cary,John Doody,Kim Paffenroth,Johannes Brachtendorf,John D. Caputo,Jesse Couenhoven,Alexander R. Eodice,Wayne J. Hankey,John Peter Kenney,Paul A. Macdonald Jr,Gareth B. Matthews,Roland J. Teske,Frederick Van Fleteren,James Wetzel


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