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By Michael Hanby

ISBN-10: 0415284686

ISBN-13: 9780415284684

ISBN-10: 0415284694

ISBN-13: 9780415284691

Augustine and Modernity is a clean and demanding addition to present debates in regards to the Augustinian origins of contemporary subjectivity and the Christian genesis of Western nihilism. It firmly rejects the dominant sleek view that the fashionable Cartesian topic, as an archetype of Western nihilism, originates in Augustine's proposal. Arguing that almost all modern interpretations misrepresent the advanced philosophical dating among Augustine and smooth philosophy, really in regards to the paintings of Descartes, the ebook examines the a lot missed contribution of Stoicism to the family tree of modernity, generating a scathing riposte to commonly-held models of the 'continuity thesis'.
Michael Hanby identifies the trendy idea of will that emerges in Descartes' paintings because the fabricated from a thought of self extra right to Stoic theories of immanence than to Augustine's personal rigorous understandings of the Trinity, construction, self and should. even though Augustine's come across with Stoicism eventually ended in a lot of his instructing being transferred to Descartes and different sleek thinkers in an adulterated shape, Hanby attracts serious cognizance to Augustine's personal disillusionment with Stoicism and his interrogation of Stoic philosophy within the identify of Christ and the Trinity. Representing a brand new institution of theology keen to have interaction significantly with different disciplines and to problem their authority, Augustine and Modernity deals a entire new interpretation of De Trinitate and of Augustinian options of will and soul. Revealing how a lot of what's now considered 'Augustinian' in reality has its family tree in Stoic asceticism, it translates the trendy nihilistic Cartesian topic no longer as a logical outcome of a real Christian Trinitarian theology, yet particularly of its perversion and abandonment.

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