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By Sarah Catherine Byers

This booklet argues that Augustine assimilated the Stoic thought of notion into his theories of motivation, affectivity, remedy for the passions and ethical development. utilizing his sermons to explain his treatises, Sarah Catherine Byers demonstrates how Augustine enriched Stoic cognitivism with Platonism to boost a fuller and coherent conception of motion. That conception underlies his account of ethical improvement, together with his account of the mind's reception of grace. via examining Augustine's engagement with Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Origen and Philo of Alexandria, Byers sheds new mild on a massive philosopher of the early Christian global whose paintings is of serious value for realizing key and habitual issues in Western philosophy.

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