Augustine's Way into the Will : The Theological And Philosophical Significance of De Libero Arbitrio (Hardcover)

Author: Harrison, Simon

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Augustine's dialogue De libero arbitrio (On Free Choice) is, with his Confessions and City of God , one of his most important and widely read works. It contains one of the earliest accounts of the concept of 'free will' in the history of philosophy. Composed during a key period in Augustine's early career, between his conversion to Christianity and his ordination as a bishop, it has often been viewed as a an incoherent mixture of his 'early' and 'late' thinking. Simon Harrison offers an original account of Augustine's theory of will, taking seriously both the philosophical arguments and literary form of the text. Relating De libero arbitrio to other key texts of Augustine's, in particular the City of God and the Confessions , Harrison shows that Augustine approaches the problem of free will as a problem of knowledge: how do I know that I am free?, and that Augustine uses the dialogue form to instantiate his 'way into the will'.
Readership: Theologians, especially scholars and students of the early Church; philosophers, especially those with an interest in Augustine; classicists.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780198269847
SKU 202984184
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0198269846
Release Date 7/7/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0191
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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