Perception, Sensibility, and Moral Motivation in Augustine by Sarah Catherine Byers

By Sarah Catherine Byers

This e-book argues that Augustine assimilated the Stoic conception of notion into his theories of motivation, affectivity, remedy for the passions and ethical growth. utilizing his sermons to clarify his treatises, Sarah Catherine Byers demonstrates how Augustine enriched Stoic cognitivism with Platonism to increase a fuller and coherent thought of motion. That concept underlies his account of ethical improvement, together with his account of the mind's reception of grace. through studying Augustine's engagement with Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Origen and Philo of Alexandria, Byers sheds new gentle on a tremendous philosopher of the early Christian global whose paintings is of severe value for realizing key and habitual topics in Western philosophy.

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