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Ideas of Augustine, by Text

[Greek, 354 - 430, Born at Thagaste. Studied in Milan. Bishop of Hippo, in North Africa. Died there.]

398 Confessions
85d p.138 The slave boy learns geometry from questioning, not teaching, so it is recollection
XI.01 p.253 If God is outside time in eternity, can He hear prayers?
XI.04 p.256 Heaven and earth must be created, because they are subject to change
XI.14 p.264 If the past is no longer, and the future is not yet, how can they exist?
XI.14 p.264 I know what time is, until someone asks me to explain it
XI.15 p.264 How can ten days ahead be a short time, if it doesn't exist?
XI.15 p.265 The whole of the current year is not present, so how can it exist?
XI.17 p.267 If the future does not exist, how can prophets see it?
XI.22 p.271 I disagree with the idea that time is nothing but cosmic movement
XI.26 p.274 Maybe time is an extension of the mind
XII.6 p.38 I prefer a lack of form to mean non-existence, than to think of some quasi-existence
415 works
p.7 Our images of bodies are not produced by the bodies, but by our own minds [Aquinas]
p.44 Augustine said evil does not really exist, and evil is a limitation in goodness [Perkins]
p.73 Augustine identified Donatism, Pelagianism and Manicheism as the main heresies [Matthews]
p.74 Augustine said (unusually) that 'ought' does not imply 'can' [Matthews]
p.74 Our minds grasp reality by direct illumination (rather than abstraction from experience) [Matthews]
p.74 Augustine created the modern concept of the will [Matthews]
p.109 Love, and do what you will
p.116 Pagans produced three hundred definitions of the highest good [Grayling]
420 Some Questions about time
17 p.389 All things are in the present time to God
427 City of God
p.75 Augustine contributed to just war theory [Matthews]
Ch.XI.26 p.460 I must exist in order to be mistaken, so that even if I am mistaken, I can't be wrong about my own existence
XXI.10 p.986 The contact of spirit and body is utterly amazing, and incomprehensible