Augustine & Anselm of Canterbury

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Augustine & Anselm Handout Augustine’s refutation of skepticism Knowledge of self, awareness of the “immediate data” of consciousness. Distinguishing consciousness as a mental “act” intending an object—Thinking of x-- from consciousness of the “act” of being conscious of the object—“self-consciousness” and “reflection”—awareness of an object as opposed to awareness of consciousness of an object . Awareness (knowledge) of conscious acts, awareness of objects (sensations), awareness of self—all known with certainty. Mathematical truths. Augustine’s Cogito . The three functions of the soul---three “functions”, not three parts, the connection to his views of the problem posed by the “trinity”—the focus on wisdom and Wisdom—truth and The Truth The emphasis on “will”—as if will (hence free will) and not intellect is the key characteristic of a human being. The three kinds of “being” and the influence of Plotinus—adapting Plotinus to
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