- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
First, Augustine is at the origin of the theory of interpretation and the philosophy of language. For his contemporaries, his other texts were central. But it was the “Confession” that most influenced modern philosophy.�
It contains that “special picture of language” with which Wittgenstein begins his “Philosophical Investigations”by refuting it. Wittgenstein describes it this way:�
In the polemic with this view, the concept of a language game is born.
Secondly, Augustine is at the origin of the philosophy of time. In Confessions, he formulates for the first time one of the most common ideas about time-presentism (there is only the present), and at the same time gives an argument against the strictest version of it:
Polish philosopher Jerzy Golosz, in his 2016 article “Presentism and the Flow of Time,” argues that presentism must accept the notion of time as a flow formulated in the Confessions, and calls this the “Augustinian condition.”�
At the same time, it should be borne in mind that Augustine does not give a theory of time, but rather a theory of time perception.