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Augustine's Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography

William E. Mann


Augustine’s Confessions is a masterpiece of world literature. Written by Augustine at the height of his philosophical and rhetorical skills, the Confessions is at once autobiographical, philosophical, theological, and psychological. The aim of the eight essays commissioned for the present volume is to provide an examination and discussion of some of the philosophical issues raised by Augustine. What constitutes the happy or blessed life and what is required to achieve it? What role can philosophical perplexity play in the search for truth? What mental discipline is required for conducting the ... More

Keywords: happiness, perplexity, God, minds, reason, will, temptation, eternity, time, scripture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577552
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William E. Mann, editor
University of Vermont