St. Augustine of Hippo, largely considered the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, has long dominated theological conversations. Augustine's legacy as a theologian endures. However, Augustine's contributions to rhetoric and the philosophy of communication remain relatively uncharted. Augustine for the Philosophers recovers these contributions, revisiting Augustine's prominence in the work of continental philosophers who shaped rhetoric and the philosophy of communication in the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt, Albert Camus, Jacques Ellul, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Jean-FranAois Lyotard, and Paul Ricoeur are paired with Augustine in significant conversations close to the center of their work. Augustine for the Philosophers dares to hold Augustine's rhetoric and philosophy in dynamic tension with his Christianity, provoking serious reconsideration of Augustine, his presence in twentieth-century continental thought, and his influence upon modern rhetoric and communication studies.
Calvin L. Troup is Associate Professor and Director of the Rhetoric Ph.D. program in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
PREFACE Calvin L. Troup Chapter 1: The Confessions and the Continentals Calvin L. Troup Chapter 2: Augustine and Heidegger on Acknowledging the Importance of Acknowledgment and the Oratoras Art Michael J. Hyde Chapter 3: Arendt and Saint Augustine: Identity Otherwise than Convention Ronald C. Arnett Chapter 4: Lyotardas Augustine David J. Depew Chapter 5: Love, and Interpret What You Will: A Postsecular Camus-Augustine Encounter Ramsey Eric Ramsey Chapter 6: "A Limit that Resides in the Word": Hermeneutic Appropriations of J ohn Arthos Chapter 7: Self Identity and Time Algis MickA"nas Chapter 8: A Time to Be Born, a Time to Die: St. Augustineas Confessions and Paul Ricoeuras Time and Narrative Andreea Deciu Ritivoi Chapter 9: Ellul & Augustine on Rhetoric & Philosophy of Communication C alvin L. Troup and Clifford G. Christians EPILOGUE Calvin L. Troup