The “Selbstaufhebung” of Philosophy in Augustine’s Theological Protreptic: Rationality, Revelation, and Fulfillment in “On the Happy Life”

By George Heffernan.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Augustine’s position in his theological protreptic or exhortation "On the Happy Life", that philosophy shows that it does not lead to happiness, is problematic.

Keywords: Philosophy, Theology, Rhetoric, Protreptic

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 11, pp.83-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.938MB).

Dr. George Heffernan

George Heffernan received the B.A. and M.A. from the Catholic University of America (1975 and 1976, respectively) and the Ph.D. from the University of Cologne (1981). He has taught at the University of Bonn and the University of Notre Dame. He is Professor of Philosophy at Merrimack College, N. Andover, Massachusetts. He is interested in Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Hermeneutics. His works include “Isagoge in die phaenomenologische Apophantik” (1989) and “Descartes: Regulae ad directionem ingenii/Rules for the Direction of the Natural Intelligence” (1998). He is working on an edition/translation of Augustine’s “Contra Academicos/Against the Academicians” (forthcoming).

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