Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine

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Can people ever really change? Do they ever become more ethical, and if so, how? Overcoming Our Evil focuses on the way ethical and religious commitments are conceived and nurtured through the methodical practices that Pierre Hadot has called "spiritual exercises." These practices engage thought, imagination, and sensibility, and have a significant ethical component, yet aim for a broader transformation of the whole personality. Going beyond recent philosophical and historical work that has focused on ancient Greco-Roman ...

Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine 2009, Georgetown University Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9781589015036

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Overcoming Our Evil: Human Nature and Spiritual Exercises in Xunzi and Augustine 2006, Georgetown University Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9781589010949

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