By William E. Mann
All the essays show, at once or in some way, the philosophical impact that Augustine has had. His Confessions is a wealthy resource for philosophical puzzlement. person essays study his reflections at the alleged innocence of babies, which increases questions on cognitive, emotional, and linguistic improvement; his juvenile robbery of pears and its relation to ethical motivation; and his fight with and determination of the matter of evil. One essay offers the rudiments of an Augustinian ethical thought, rooted in his realizing of the Sermon at the Mount. one other essay illustrates the speculation by way of discussing his writings on mendacity. Mann argues that Abelard amplified Augustine's ethical idea via emphasizing the an important position that purpose performs in wrongdoing.
Augustine bequeathed to Anselm the proposal of "faith looking understanding." Mann argues that this methodological slogan shapes Anselm's "ontological argument" for God's life and his efforts to explicate the doctrine of the Trinity.