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Title: Âme, corps et conscience de soi dans le De Quantitate Animae d'Augustin
Author(s): LAGOUANÈRE, Jérôme
Volume: 68 Issue: 2 Date: 2018
The incorporeality of the soul is a central subject in Augustine’s thought and plays a primordial role in De quantitate animae, which discusses the question of the soul’s relation to the body. The analysis of the philosophical sources of the various theses presented by Evodius and Augustine in this dialogue reveals Augustine’s thorough familiarity with the debate between Stoics and Neo-Platonists on this subject. In addition, this study allows us to see how Augustine rethinks Neoplatonic concepts in order to affirm the non-corporeal nature of the soul, which paves the way for a new conception of the human subject.