Augustine's Defence of Knowledge against the Sceptics

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In his Contra Academicos, Augustine offers one of the most detailed responses to scepticism to have come down to us from antiquity. In this paper, I examine Augustine’s defence of the existence of infallible knowledge in Contra Academicos 3. I challenge a number of established views concerning the nature and merit of Augustine’s defence of knowledge and propose a new understanding of Augustine’s response to scepticism and several important elements of Augustine’s thought concerning signification, cognition, and object-directed thought. I argue that once we understand Augustine’s views about these issues properly, his arguments in defence of knowledge are more interesting and more successful than usually thought.
Originele taal-2English
TitelOxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy
RedacteurenVictor Caston
UitgeverijOxford University Press
Aantal pagina's51
ISBN van geprinte versie9780198851059, 9780198851011
StatusPublished - 2019

Publicatie series

NaamOxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy
ISSN van geprinte versie0265-7651

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