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Monday, September 16, 2019

Soul, Man

Glenn Ellmers reviews De Anima (On Soul), by Aristotle, translated by David Bolotin, at the Claremont Review of Books.

"To try to understand modern political thought as if it had no antecedents in Christian theology is to render it unintelligible. Readers of René Descartes’s 'Cogito, ergo sum' (I think, therefore I am) [Discourse on the Method (1637), fourth part, first paragraph] are often surprised when they come across Augustine’s 'Fallor, ergo sum' (I err, therefore I am)." [The City of God (413-426), book XI, 26]


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