St Augustine - Human Nature

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  • Augustine and Human Nature
    • Views of Human Nature
      • 'nasty, brutish and short' HOBBES
      • 'Generous and kind, but everywhere in chains' ROUSSEAU
      • rational state of nature is where no state exists to enforce rules LOCKE
      • 'By nature social and political' ARISTOTLE
      • 'city of men' destined to be imperfect AUGUSTINE
    • Genesis 3 - suggests that Eve was made for Adam from Adam.  She is a helper for him
      • "he will rule over her"
      • Pride is original sin
        • Passed through the "loins of Adam"
    • Summun Bonum
      • Ultimate Good
        • Who God chooses to elect to Heaven
          • Pre chosen so we don't have the ability to influence it
  • CITY OF MEN
    • nowadays - flawed society
  • CITY OF GOD
    • perfect - men can't live there
  • LIBIDO DOMINADI
    • desire to dominate
  • PRE-LAPSARIAN
    • before the fall
  • POST- LAPSARIAN
    • after the fall
  • CUPIDATAS
    • lust/desire
  • CARITAS
    • Christian love
  • CONCUPISCENCE
    • uncontrolled desires, especially lust
  • CONTINENCE
    • self restraint from bodily pleasures
  • CONCORDIA
    • the best of all human relationships
  • AKRASIA
    • the will is divided

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