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PHIL 6605 Augustine (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In this course we examine questions in epistemology, ethics and metaphysics using major works of Augustine (354-430 AD/CE), supplemented by works of contemporary philosophers on related themes (Kretzmann, Matthews, MacDonald, VanInwagen). We will aim at depth of understanding and breadth of knowledge, contextualizing Augustine as a philosopher of late antiquity in dialogue with the Hellenistic schools (Stoicism, Skepticism, Neo-Platonism) whose philosophy is still of interest today. Topics include the nature of faith, skepticism, the problem of evil, the nature ofGod, moral development and conversion, the origin and characteristics of the natural world, including the human soul and body.

Instructor(s): Sarah Byers

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17