New PDF release: Augustine's Inner Dialogue: The Philosophical Soliloquy in

By Brian Stock

ISBN-10: 0521190312

ISBN-13: 9780521190312

Augustine's philosophy of lifestyles contains mediation, reviewing one's earlier and routines for self-improvement. Centuries after Plato and prior to Freud he invented a 'spiritual workout' during which each guy and girl is in a position, via reminiscence, to reconstruct and reinterpret life's goals. Brian inventory examines Augustine's particular manner of mixing literary and philosophical subject matters. He proposes a brand new interpretation of Augustine's early writings, constructing how the philosophical soliloquy (soliloquium) has emerged as a style of inquiry and the way it pertains to difficulties of self-existence and self-history. The e-book additionally offers transparent research of internal discussion and discourse and the way, as internal discussion enhances and at last replaces outer discussion, a mode of pondering emerges, bobbing up from old resources and a spiritual angle indebted to Judeo-Christian culture.

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The volume in question, called Hortensius, 79 De Otio Religioso, ed. G. 65, discussed in Chapter 2. On this topic see Gur Zak, Petrarch’s Humanism and the Care of the Self (Cambridge, 2010). 80 Paraclesis, in Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus: Ausgewählte Werke, ed. Hajo Holborn (Munich, 1933), pp. 139, 140. 81 See A. D. Nock, Conversion (Oxford, 1933), pp. 164–186, and on Augustine’s sense of conversio, see Goulven Madec, AL, vol. i, pp. 1282–1293.

32 De Civ. 15. ’ S. Ambroise, S. Augustin et la philosophie,” Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques 61 (1977), 549–566. , 82. , 233. 36 De Serm. Dom. 3. , 2; cf. 13. 38 C. 23. 11. 40 As a technical term, theologia occurs at De Civ. 5, where it is derived from Varro’s Antiquities to describe the three types of Greek worship, mythical, natural, and civil. Cf. De Civ. 29. On the Varronian division, see Jean Pépin, “La ‘théologie tripartite’ de Varron. Essai de reconstitution et recherche des sources,” REA 2 (1956), 265–294.

Alternatives include cultus, religio (θρησκεία), pietas (εύσέβεια or preferably θεοσέβεια, neither of which can precisely be expressed in Latin). 3; cf. 17. At De Civ. 32, Augustine argues that the mystery of eternal life was made known from the beginning of the human race through the ministry of angels: it was revealed to those to whom it pertained by means of signa et sacramenta suited to times and places. These “signs and sacraments” were chiefly for the benefit of the Jews: God united the populus Hebraeus in a single commonwealth (unam quandam rem publicam) to bring about the communication of such mystery (sacramentum).

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