Although augustine lived and wrote more than 800 years after the philosopher plato, the ancient greek and his followers heavily influenced augustine's thinking aurelius augustinus, commonly know as st augustine, was one of the most influential philosophers and theologians in world history. Augustine of hippo (augustine, saint augustine, or saint austin, 354-430) was a roman theologian and philosopher from the roman province of africa st augustine's feast day is august 28 he is often regared as an early scholastic philosopher, though he lived closer to antiquity. Chapter four from book two, part one of bertrand russell's the history of western philosophy (1945. Ancient pre-socratic philosophy philosophy literally means love of wisdom philia is the greek word for love and sophia is the greek word for wisdomthe ancient greeks were no strangers to the love of wisdom, and they offered a logos - and account - of what they believed the world to be made up of.
Aristotle, augustine to aquinas, and cicero and seneca to the epicureans, whereas valla pre- ferred the epicurean philosophy to that of the stoics or platonists, and appealed to quin- tilian more than to cicero in his proposals for a reform of logic. The stanford encyclopedia of philosophy characterizes augustine as a neoplatonist augustine's neoplatonism early christian philosophers like augustine revered plato and the school of thought he founded the neoplatonists interpreted plato as a thinker who understood the eternal truth consistent with later christian ideology. Saint augustine believes that all humans are stained from the original sin of adam and eve, and therefore they deserve only punishment however, there are still a few chosen ones whom god bestows salvation on as a free gift there is no guidance as to how god selects his people for salvation.
Seneca was a roman stoic philosopher he once said his mission is to close the gap between health and philosophy he is the upcoming author of the book the stoic body what he is striving to do is combine the seemingly unrelated fields of nutrition and health in with the philosophical world and. Augustine of hippo augustine was a roman philosopher born in thagaste (present day algeria) in 354 ad he would combine greek and roman philosophy with the judeo-christian tradition in order to create a philosophy which would come to serve as the foundation of christian theology. As st augustine's confessions are they rather the book of man and mankind as the personal story of a man we meet sometimes developed, sometimes converted first to the philosophy of cicero by a treaty (the hortensius, auj lost), no later than the christian religion by divine inspiration, it invites.
St augustine was born on november 13, 354 and died on august 28, 430 he based his studies on the importance of the knowledge of god together with the thought of man although at first he refused to acquaint himself with the christianity imparted by his mother monica, he ended up approaching it after. Augustine: political and social philosophy internet encyclopedia of philosophy what is the difference between st augustine, thomas aquinas, and st anselm the ten main contributions of augustine to philosophy 1 theory of time: in the confessions book 11 augustine developed a. A brief introduction to philosophy and philosophers with an overview of history of philosophy from the ancient times to the 21st century the late roman period, however, also saw the rise of early christian philosophers such as augustine of hippo (also known as st augustine) who profoundly.
St augustine took these philosophies even further by adding the christian element of divine right in doing this, they put more emphasis on the next life, rather therefore, st augustine created a sort of city of god that serves as an inspirational place where people can figure out their worldly affairs. St augustine the christian philosopher and theologian st augustine (354-430) is best known for the confessions and the city  of god their struggle with one another was represented in man by the conflict between the soul, the good element, and the body, the evil one. Go to the read section to download the stoic philosophy of seneca are you sure you want to remove the stoic philosophy of seneca from your list essays and letters of seneca [1st ed.
Saint augustine of hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstɪn/ 13 november 354 - 28 august 430) was a roman african, early christian theologian and philosopher from numidia whose writings influenced the development of. 110 augustine's confessions 114 byers on augustine further reading • s bartsch and d wray, seneca and the self (cambridge: 2009) • j m cooper and jf procopé (ed and trans), seneca: moral and political essays (cambridge: 1995. Extracts from the city of god (st augustine) political philosophy contents page augustine and aquinas summary it seems unlikely that augustine intended to suggest a split between church and state, but since the two cities idea is not precise, some took it to mean that the city of god is.