Philosophy

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Philosophy

 

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Brooke S

 

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April 12, 2015

 

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In the Confessions, Augustine says that "the soul commits fornication when it is turned away from you and, apart from you, seeks such pure, clean things as it does not find except when it returns to you" (2.6.14). Here Augustine provides an overview of his idea of God: it is initially with God, because it must turn away, or forget, in order to leave God, but is left unsatisfied until it returns, or remembers...
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Here Augustine provides an overview of his idea of God: it is initially with God, because it must turn away, or forget, in order to leave God, but is left unsatisfied until it returns, or remembers. This is a direct use of Plato's theory that the soul of man originally dwells with the forms in the realm of the "good," then the soul forgets on earth what the "good" is, but spends life trying to remember...
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