When I was asked to moderate this session I was told that I should make some comments for the purpose of stimulating discussion. This presented me with something of a dilemma, since I am no expert on Augustine. So, I thought that perhaps it would be most useful for me to prepare the way for the later discussion by reflecting on the general value of recovering past theological and philosophical positions. What do we learn or gain from such a project?


Issue contains the subject matter of the 1994 Philosophy Colloquium, which had the theme "Augustine on Human Goodness: Metaphysics, Ethics and Politics." It was held April 7-9, 1994.



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