The Structure of the Human Mind According to Augustine: Self-reflection and Knowledge of God in De Trinitate

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dc.contributor.author Brachtendorf, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-19T13:20:51Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-19T13:20:51Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.other 493639713 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/77885
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-778853 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-19285
dc.description.abstract Augustine's late speculative work De Trinitate is of philosophical significance because of its analysis of the human mind. In his interpretation of the Delphic injunction to "know thyself," Augustine anticipates modern theories of self-consciousness by discovering the basis for all striving and self-knowledge in an immediate and constant self-relation. This book explores Augustine's theory of finite subjectivity, examining the Neo-platonic relation of self-knowledge and self-transcendence in his early thinking and the later development of his conception of the human mind on the model of the divine Trinity. This close reading of De Trinitate shows how Augustine distances himself from Aristotle's substance-accidents schemata in order to establish the structural analogy between the human mind and the divine Trinity. Through his unique ontological coneptualization of the trinitarian structure of the mens humana, Augustine demonstrates both the link between self-knowledge and the knowledge of God and the way human persons are always already an image of God and also are called to become an image of God. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
dc.subject.classification Augustinus, Aurelius , Trinität , Philosophie de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 100 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 200 de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 230 de_DE
dc.subject.other mind en
dc.subject.other self-knowledge en
dc.subject.other image of God en
dc.subject.other notitia de_DE
dc.subject.other self-consciousness en
dc.subject.other se nosse de_DE
dc.subject.other inner word en
dc.subject.other memoria de_DE
dc.subject.other Delphic injunction en
dc.subject.other imago dei de_DE
dc.subject.other self-reflection en
dc.subject.other cogitare de_DE
dc.subject.other mens humana de_DE
dc.title The Structure of the Human Mind According to Augustine: Self-reflection and Knowledge of God in De Trinitate en
dc.type Buch (Monographie) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Katholische Theologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 2 Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät de_DE

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