111 - Papa Don't Teach: Augustine on Language

In On the Teacher and On Christian Doctrine, Augustine argues that language cannot produce knowledge and explains how to interpret Scriptural language.

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Further Reading: 

• Augustine, Against the Academicians and The Teacher, trans. P. King (Indianapolis: 1995).

• Augustine, On Christian Teaching, trans. R.P.H. Green (Oxford: 2008).

• M.F. Burnyeat, “Wittgenstein and Augustine De Magistro,” Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, supplement volume 61 (1987), 1-24.

• D.W.H. Arnold and P. Bright (eds), De Doctrina Christiana: a Classic of Western Culture (Notre Dame: 1995).

• M. Jordan, “Words and Word: Incarnation and Signification in Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana,” Augustinian Studies 11 (1980), 175-96.

• R.A. Markus, “Augustine on Signs,” Phronesis 2 (1957), 60-83.