Augustine and Roman Virtue (Continuum Studies in Philosophy) by Brian Harding

By Brian Harding

Augustine and Roman Virtue seeks to right what the writer sees as a primary misapprehension in medieval concept, a misapprehension that fuels extra difficulties and misunderstandings within the historiography of philosophy.
This misapprehension is the belief that the improvement of yes topics linked to medieval philosophy is due, basically if now not solely, to extra-philosophical spiritual commitments instead of philosophical argumentation, mentioned the following because the ‘sacralization thesis’.
Brian Harding explores this challenge via a close analyzing of Augustine’s City of God as understood in a Latin context, that's, in discussion with Latin writers similar to Cicero, Livy, Sallust and Seneca. The publication seeks to revise a standard studying of Augustine’s critique of historical advantage by means of targeting that discussion, whereas displaying that his angle in the direction of these authors is extra sympathetic, and extra serious, than one may well count on. Harding argues that the criticisms relaxation on sympathy and that Augustine’s critique of historic advantage thinks via and develops convinced developments seen within the significant figures of Latin philosophy.

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