Lecture 24 - Lecture 24 12/09/08 St. Augustine...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 24 12/09/08 St. Augustine  ( Saint, 354-430, ˆ / p.842 Dualism  ; body (negative association) vs. soul (positive association). I was glad to be in bondage  , tied with troublesome chains, with the result that I was flogged  with the red-hot iron rods of jealousy suspicion  , fear, anger, and contention  . Yet physical things had no soul. The issue of controlling desire I was captivated  by theatrical shows. They were full of representations of my own miseries and fuelled  my fire. The above idea is particularly a respond to Aristotles  Þ ( µ ( Þ ( µ * , ) idea catharsis  . In Aristotle s point of view, he sees tragedy have the function of purging  ones emotions of pity and fear. Catharsispurification  of ones soul. St. Augustines argument the pain itself is pleasureparodyironic oxymoron  Þ ( µ Nevertheless he wants to suffer the pain given by being a spectator of these sufferings, and the pain itself is his pleasure. Concept of freedom...
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Lecture 24 - Lecture 24 12/09/08 St. Augustine...

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