Augustine the Reader
Meditation, Self-Knowledge and the Ethics of Interpretation
By (author) Brian Stock
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Augustine the Reader by Brian Stock
Book DescriptionAugustine of Hippo, a central figure in the history of Western thought, is also the author of a theory of reading that has had a profound influence on Western letters from the ages of Petrarch, Montaigne, Luther, and Rousseau to Freud and the late 20th century. In the union of philosophy, psychology, and literary insights that forms the basis of Augustine's theory of reading, the reader emerges as the dominant model of the reflective self. Brian Stock provides an account of this theory within the evolution of Augustine's early dialogues, his "Confessions", and his systematic treatises.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674052772
(235mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Brian Stock
Augustine's Inner Dialogue, Hardback (October 2010)
Identifies philosophy as a way of life in Augustine's early writings and his ability to blend literary and philosophical themes.
Implications of Literacy, Paperback (January 1987)» View all books by Brian Stock
Explores the influence of literacy on eleventh and twelfth-century life and though on social organization, on the criticism of ritual and symbol, on the rise of empirical attitudes, on the relationship between language and reality, and on the broad interaction between ideas and society.
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Author Biography - Brian Stock
Brian Stock is Professor of History and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.
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