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Augustine’s Pears

Michael Marder and Mathilde Roussel

in The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter explores Augustine's book, Confessions, in which he characterizes the material object as a pure means, a vehicle for the satisfaction of desires. Augustine wrote in his book a story ... More


Pietism

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines Pietist confessional discourse and contrasts it with Johanna Eleonora Petersen's autobiography. It looks at the valorization of individual experience as one aspect of a very ... More


Rousseau

Dorothea E. von Mücke

in The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, By (author)ship, and the Public

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172462
eISBN:
9780231539333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172462.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter compares Jean-Jacques Rousseau's presentation of the “Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar” in Émile with his Confessions. Rousseau's Confessions represents one of the most ... More


Philosophical Autobiography: St. Augustine and John Stuart Mill

Martin Warner

in The Aesthetics of Argument

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198737117
eISBN:
9780191800658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737117.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language

Autobiographical narratives framed in terms of the author’s conception of the human condition have the capacity to be philosophically illuminating. Such an autobiography may present us with a model ... More


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