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Intellektualistischer Voluntarismus - Der Willensbegriff Augustins von Hippo

Lössl, Josef ORCID: 2010. Intellektualistischer Voluntarismus - Der Willensbegriff Augustins von Hippo. Müller, Jörn and Hofmeister Pich, Roberto, eds. Wille und Handlung in der Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und Spätantike, Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, vol. 287. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 301-330. (10.1515/9783110221329.301)
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This essay is a chapter in a book about the concepts of will and action in late-antique philosophy. It focuses on Augustine of Hippo's concept of the will. Augustine is notorious for developing the concept of an 'evil will', something considered impossible in classical Aristotelian philosophy. The essay tries to show how Augustine developed this concept from an 'intellectualist' position. It argues that while it is true that later voluntarist philosophies could refer back to Augustine as a starting point, Augustine himself must also be considered within the intellectualist tradition.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
Language other than English: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 978311022131
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 July 2017
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 12:29

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