9780470776001

Augustine

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470776001

  • ISBN10:

    0470776005

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2008-04-21
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This lucid survey takes readers on a thought-provoking tour through the life and work of Augustine.
  • Explores new insights into one of antiquity’s most important philosophers
  • Topics Include: skepticism, language acquisition, mind-body dualism, philosophical dream problems, time and creation, faith and reason, foreknowledge and free will, and Augustine’s standing as a ‘Socratic philosopher’.
  • Author Biography

    Gareth B. Matthews is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts. His publications include Socratic Perplexity and the Nature of Philosophy (1999), The Augustinian Tradition (ed., 1999) and Augustine: On the Trinity – Books 8–15 (ed., 2002).

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements.

    Translations Used.

    1. The First-Person Point of View.

    2. Augustine’s Life.

    3. Skepticism.

    4. Language.

    5. The Augustinian Cogito.

    6. Mind–Body Dualism.

    7. The Problem of Other Minds.

    8. Philosophical Dream Problems.

    9. Time and Creation.

    10. Faith and Reason.

    11. Foreknowledge and Free Will.

    12. The Problem of Evil.

    13. Wanting Bad Things.

    14. Lying.

    15. Happiness.

    16. The Socratic Believer.

    Index

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