Augustine on Philosophy - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 101
Philosophy/Augustinus/Höffe: Older church teachers like Tertullian still polemic against philosophy. Augustine takes up basic ideas of "pagan" philosophy with the aim to make it an inner component of Christian teaching. With this goal philosophy could remain dominant or be considered equal to Christianity.
Augustine decides on a third, by no means middle way. In all essential questions he does not allow an answer that can be reached only by reason, but rather declares that the teachings indispensable for a Christian always have priority._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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