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Augustinian Versus Classical Philosophical Doctrine of Human Soul

(Original title: Augustín v konfrontácii s klasickou filozofiou v otázkach o ľudskej duši)
Filozofia, 65 (2010), 1, 63-73.
Type of work: Philosophy in the School Desk
Publication language: Slovak

The paper deals with the Augustinian interpretation of human soul in classical Greek and Roman philosophy. It examines the views of the most important Christian Platonic, which Augustine developed as opposed to the pagan views in his De civitate Dei. A special attention is paid to the analysis of the Augustinian doctrine of the relation between body and soul, death and Resurrection as related to Greek and Roman philosophy. The author also shows, how the pagan philosophy might have influenced the anthropological doctrine of the early Christian thinker.


Human soul, Early Christian interpretation, Christianity versus paganity, City of God, Death, Ressurection, Soul versus body

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