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Boston College
Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1070
Professor
svetelj
Semester
Fall

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Augustine Confessions • Astory of Augustine’s personal life, struggles/challenges, etc. How is it different than Plato’s Republic and Five Dialogues? • Deals withAugustine’s inner life RATHER THAN vague questions like “how to be virtuous” or “what is happiness” Book 1: Humans in Religions Religion = Re-legere = re-unity; fill the gap • All humans strive for a specific result (ex. WE  x) • Religion teaches us to reach our desires/goals by connecting with God o People struggle only because they are trying to get to the ultimate end  God,Ala, Nirvana, etc. • SIN blocks people from reaching God Sin vs. Saintliness InAugustine’s time, people were baptized before death so tha
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