Eksen, Kerem
September 2010
Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy;Dec2010, Issue 25, p132
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Augustine's philosophy regarding self-knowledge and notion of inward turn. As stated, in his much debated book entitled "The Sources of the Self," Charles Taylor presented a clear account of Augustine's historical role in which he combined these two ideas. In his book argued that Augustine's project played a key role in the development of the modern notion of self, as the idea of inward turn led him to give the idea of self-reflexivity a major role and made him the forefather of the Cartesian cogito. As stated, the ancient practices of self largely inspired the rising Christian culture and shaped significantly what Michel theorist Foucault called the history of subjectivity.


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