St Augustine lecture

St Augustine lecture - St. Augustine (354-430 A.C.E.) The...

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St. Augustine (354-430 A.C.E.) The 1 st Christian philosopher He was born to Monica a devout Christian His father was pagan Born in Northern Africa In 371 St. Augustine went to the University of Carthage in order to study the liberal arts While there he was profoundly perplexed with problem of evil. The problem was formulated as this: 1 st argument o God exists o God is perfectly good o A perfectly good being would not create evil 2nd argument o There is evil o Therefore God is not evil o Therefore something else must be evil Manicheanism did not help to solve his moral dilemma: blame was only shifted to some external force St. Augustine made his journey to Rome in 383 where he began his graduate work
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Augustine was converted to Christianity by Bishop Ambrose in the Church of Lorenzo St. Augustine is considered a Platonist o He believes in exists of “forms” o Good is divine (God) o He is the bridge between classical and medieval Evil is absence of Go(o)d (According to St. Augustine)
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2009 for the course PHIL 1301 taught by Professor Prof.vinodlak during the Spring '09 term at Lone Star College.

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