Thinker of the Week: St. Augustine


Full Name: Augustine Aurelius

Born: 354 AD

Died: 430 AD

Hometown: Thagaste, Numidia

Fave Subjects: Reality, Minds and Bodies, Right and Wrong, Freedom, Knowledge

Career Highlights:

  • named Bishop of Milan, and later, Hippo
  • patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, and people with eye problems
  • wrote over fifty works on philosophy and theology
  • creative a new approach to medieval philosophy that included lots of different viewpoints
  • his mother was named a saint too, because she raised him so well

Big Question:

Where does evil come from?

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