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The Good: The word "good" can have many different applications, but in general it refers to something that is morally right, ethical, or beneficial. It can also be used to describe something that is pleasant, desirable, or enjoyable. Philosophy is particularly concerned with the difficulties of defining the good. See also Definitions, Definability.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Augustine on Good - Dictionary of Arguments

Bubner I 138
Good/Evil/Augustine/Bubner: existential examination of the essentials of the way of life: "suddenly a voice rises like myself" (!), whether it is someone else but me or within me is not known.
Purpose of the self-talks: finding out precisely this. He calls the talker Ratio and answers him in dialogue.
Augustine: he claims not to know whether the talker was material or immortal, but what he thought was true and knowable.
Reflection/Bubner: what happens in it? Surely it is not a straightforward reflection. There is a core of the ego that is not questioned. But in meditation is uncertain who or what I am.
God, who is not the partner of the conversation, still forms the reference point.
Objective: Discovery of one's own self.
Doubt/Augustine: Doubt and deception mean a defect, which, however, cannot be understood without the idea of perfection that compensates for the defect.
, >God, >I, Ego, Self, >Self-knowledge, >Self-talk.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Bu I
R. Bubner
Antike Themen und ihre moderne Verwandlung Frankfurt 1992

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