O absoluto do bem, o tempo e o mal, em A cidade de Deus, de Santo Agostinho

Translated title of the contribution: The absolute of good, time and evil in The city of God, by Augustine (books XI and XII)

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Abstract

Faithful to the platonic intuition of a hyper-ontological absolute of reality, according to the metaphors of the sun-good present in Plato's Republic, absolute from which everything necessarily withdraws its possibility of being, Saint Augustine aims at an absolute trans-reality, absolutely metaphysical, that is the absolute origin of all self-onticity specific to this one world, that in which the human beings exist. It is in the totally dependent relation of principle with this trans-reality that can be found the ontological core of what is the world, movement itself, absolute datum given in and by that same relation, thus creating time and space. Nothing in the sheer purity of this relation attempts against the making of the possible perfection of the ontological positivity to be realized as the world. Of this same creatural perfection is part the possibility of perversion through negation of the purity of the metaphysical bond with the absolute of the possibility of ontological positivity: this is the metaphysical origin of evil.
Translated title of the contributionThe absolute of good, time and evil in The city of God, by Augustine (books XI and XII)
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1-19
JournalSynesis
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • God
  • Saint Augustine
  • Creation
  • Time
  • Free-will

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