Intro to Philosophy: Augustine, Confessions, bks 1-6

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In this lecture/discussion session from my Fall 2013 Introduction to Philosophy class at Marist College, we begin our study of St. Augustine's work, The Confessions. In this particular session, I discuss why we are studying the work, lead the class into thinking about the range of desires and loves Augustine experiences and tells us about, and briefly sketch out his early life. We then discuss some of the rudiments of his moral theory, and focus on two important incidents -- the theft of the pears in book 2 and the death of his close friend in book 4

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