Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self by Philip Cary
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Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self
By Philip Cary

Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self

The Legacy of a Christian Platonist

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Augustine's Invention of the Inner Self by Philip Cary

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Phillip Cary argues that Augustine invented or created the concept of self as an inner space-as space into which one can enter and in which one can find God. This concept of inwardness, says Cary, has worked its way deeply into the intellectual heritage of the West and many Western individuals have experienced themselves as inner selves. After surveying the idea of inwardness in Augustine's predecessors, Cary offers a re-examination of Augustine's own writings, making the controversial point that in his early writings Augustine appears to hold that the human soul is quite literally divine. Cary goes on to contend that the crucial Book 7 of the Confessions is not a historical report of Augustine's "conversion" experience, but rather an explanation of his intellectual development over time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195132069
ISBN-10: 0195132068
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Phillip Cary argues that Augustine invented the concept of the self as a private inner space - a space into which one can enter and in which one can find God. This study pinpoints what was new about his philosophy of inwardness and situates it within a narrative of his intellectual development and relationship to the Platonist tradition.

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Author Biography - Philip Cary

Dr. Phillip Cary is Director of the Philosophy Program at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where he is also Scholar-in-residence at the Templeton Honors College.

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