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The ‘Middle Early’ Dialogues: <i>Soliloquia, De immortalitate animae</i>, and <i>De animae quantitate</i>

Paige E. Hochschild

in Memory in Augustine's Theological Anthropology

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199643028
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191745416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643028.003.0007

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The ‘Middle Early’ Dialogues: Soliloquia, De immortalitate animae, and De animae quantitate

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This chapter concerns the ‘middle early’ dialogues, Soliliquia, De immortalitate animae and De animae quantitatae. Augustine continues to defer his explicit treatment of memory, but lays the groundwork here by purging his own understanding of the soul of materialist language, while simultaneously avoiding the excessive dualism of an early platonic picture of the human person.

Keywords: Soliloquies; creation; illumination; memory; reason; participation; scientia; disciplina

Chapter.  9207 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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