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Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation [Paperback]

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Pages   475
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.22" Width: 6.36" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.33 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 12, 1998
Publisher   Belknap Press
ISBN  0674052773  
EAN  9780674052772  


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Augustine of Hippo, a central figure in the history of Western thought, is also the author of a theory of reading that has had a profound influence on Western letters from the ages of Petrarch, Montaigne, Luther, and Rousseau to those of Freud and our own time. Brian Stock provides the first full account of this theory within the evolution of Augustine's early dialogues, his "Confessions," and his systematic treatises.

Augustine was convinced that words and images play a mediating role in our perceptions of reality. In the union of philosophy, psychology, and literary insights that forms the basis of his theory of reading, the reader emerges as the dominant model of the reflective self. Meditative reading, indeed the meditative act that constitutes reading itself, becomes the portal to inner being. At the same time, Augustine argues that the self-knowledge reading brings is, of necessity, limited, since it is faith rather than interpretive reason that can translate reading into forms of understanding.

In making his theory of reading a central concern, Augustine rethinks ancient doctrines about images, memory, emotion, and cognition. In judging what readers gain and do not gain from the sensory and mental understanding of texts, he takes up questions that have reappeared in contemporary thinking. He prefigures, and in a way he teaches us to recognize, our own preoccupations with the phenomenology of reading, the hermeneutics of tradition, and the ethics of interpretation.

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An excellent intepretation of Augustine  May 8, 2000
I would strongly recommend that any reader be familiar with at least Augustine's major works before tackling this book. With that said, the book is truly fascinating. This interpretation of Augustine is brilliantly original and remarkably timely. Intensely written, the author nevertheless keeps the book manageable and not overly-scholarly. For anyone who has ever wondered about knowledge, self-knowledge, reflection and action, please be my guest.
 

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