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Augustine the Reader

Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674052772

Publication Date: 01/12/1998

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475 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press

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  • Introduction
  • I. Confessions 1–9
    • 1. Learning to Read
      • Words
      • Reading and Writing
      • Self-Improvement
    • 2. Intellectual Horizons
      • Manichaeism
      • Ambrose
      • Neoplatonism
    • 3. Reading and Conversion
      • Alypius
      • Simplicianus
      • Ponticianus
      • Augustine
    • 4. From Cassiciacum to Ostia
      • Cassiciacum
      • Ostia
  • II. The Ethics of Interpretation
    • 5. Beginnings
      • The Letters
      • The Dialogues
    • 6. Speaking and Reading
      • On Dialectic
      • The Teacher
      • Defining the Reader
    • 7. Toward Theory
      • Tradition and Beliefs
      • The “Uninstructed”
      • Christian Doctrine
    • 8. Memory, Self-Reform, and Time
      • Remembering
      • Conduct
      • Time
    • 9. The Self
      • A Language of Thought
      • The Reader and the Cogito
      • The Road toward Wisdom
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 1996 Association of American Publishers PSP Award for Excellence, Philosophy and Religion Category
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