phil augustine draft

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Regan 1 Bridgid Regan Phil0080 Herb Wilson February 14, 2008 Have you ever been faced with a situation where there is one obvious and rational answer? Say, for instance, that you are at work and a co-worker brings in a tray of donuts. For most people, the rational thought is that these are very unhealthy snacks and that it would be better to have a pretzel for a snack instead. However, even with this rational thinking, the majority of people will migrate over to the donuts and gobble one down. What is happening here? It seems that there are two counteracting wills at hand, each pulling in a different direction. Let us examine Saint Augustine’s work for a better understanding of this phenomenon dealing with two separate wills. Saint Augustine was a man with many vices until he had a revelation and began his path towards a righteous life. When he was young he gave in to vanity and lustful desires every occasion that presented itself. He lived a hedonistic lifestyle for many years, and felt it was the only way to live a happy and pleasurable life. It was not until
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