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Author Harding, Brian (Professor of philosophy)

Title Augustine and Roman virtue / Brian Harding
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 207 pages)
Series Continuum studies in philosophy
Continuum studies in philosophy.
Contents Introduction; 1. Knowledge of Things, Both Human and Divine; 2. Roman Virtue and the Lust for Domination; 3. Augustine's Critique of Roman Civic Virtue; 4. Augustine's Critique of Philosophical Virtue; 5. Reconsidering the Sacralization Thesis; Bibliography; Index
Summary Augustine and Roman Virtue seeks to correct what the author sees as a fundamental misapprehension in medieval thought, a misapprehension that fuels further problems and misunderstandings in the historiography of philosophy. This misapprehension is the assumption that the development of certain themes associated with medieval philosophy is due, primarily if not exclusively, to extra-philosophical religious commitments rather than philosophical argumentation, referred to here as the 'sacralization thesis'. Brian Harding explores this problem through a detailed reading of Augustine's City of God
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202) and indexes
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Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430.
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. De civitate Dei.
Kingdom of God.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008000507
ISBN 1441155058 (electronic bk.)
144117527X (PB)
9781441155054 (electronic bk.)
9781441175274 (PB)