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A lét és a jó egysége Augustinus filozófiájában
Augustine on the Unity of Being and Good

Author(s): Amália Soós
Subject(s): History of Philosophy, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Ancient Philosphy, Philosophy of Middle Ages, Ontology
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Cassiciacum dialogues; being; good; evil; free will; Neoplatonism; Manichaeism

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to sketch some of the philosophical guidelines of Augustine’s thinking on the problems of good, evil and being. Starting with the early Cassiciacum dialogues, the research continues with the dialog On the Free Will and the anti-Manichaean treatise about the nature of good, focusing mainly on the Neoplatonic influence concerning the idea of unity and on the ways Manichaean doctrines justify the vivacity of Augustine’s philosophical thoughts on good and evil.

  • Issue Year: LXXXI/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 142-152
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Hungarian