By Sarah Catherine Byers

This ebook argues that Augustine assimilated the Stoic concept of conception into his theories of motivation, affectivity, treatment for the passions and ethical growth. utilizing his sermons to explain his treatises, Sarah Catherine Byers demonstrates how Augustine enriched Stoic cognitivism with Platonism to enhance a fuller and coherent thought of motion. That idea underlies his account of ethical improvement, together with his account of the mind's reception of grace. by way of studying Augustine's engagement with Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Origen and Philo of Alexandria, Byers sheds new mild on a huge philosopher of the early Christian international whose paintings is of severe significance for knowing key and routine issues in Western philosophy.

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