In praise of beloved Palapala: Augustine’s illuminationism is not that God gives us certain information, but rather gives us insight into the truth of the information we received for ourselves. “If we both see that what you say is true, and we both see that what I say is true, then where do we see that? Not I in you, nor you in me, but both of us in that unalterable truth that is above our minds.” Confessions XII.xxv.35

 

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminationist_philosophy#Early_history

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustine_of_Hippo#Epistemological_views

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In contrast vs. Plato and other earlier philosophers, Augustine recognizes the centrality of testimony to human knowledge and argues that what others tell us can provide knowledge even if we don’t have independent reasons to believe their testimonial reports.

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