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Descartes & Augustine
This paper looks at the different streams of thought of Descartes and Augustine.
# 126059 | 1,000 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses how Augustine and Descartes deal with the problem of evil, free will and mind-body distinction. The writer looks how each deal with the issues, Augustine by faith and Descartes by reason.

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"Augustine as an acknowledged saint would be expected to be a man of faith. However he is at pains to justify his belief in God and his humility before a divinely created universe. It is in Book VII of the Confessions that Augustine gives an account of his conversion to Catholicism characterizing it as his personal abandonment of his evil youth and his recognition that God alone is incorruptible and un-injurable and unchangeable and uniquely so in the universe inasmuch as all that could be corrupted is inferior to ..."

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