Life as a journey: Saint Augustine and existentialism


In this highly recommended episode of the Art of Manliness Podcast, the philosopher James K. A. Smith explores Augustine's insights on anthropology following the line of restlessness and existential anxiety. Drawing to several literary works, as well as the writings of the 20th century existentialist philosophers, James is able to demonstrate Augustine's influence and the vividness of the intellectual problems he faced.

In this podcast, topics such as freedom, mankind's perpetual search for home, and existentialist attitudes towards life as a journey are discussed. Realities like death, knowledge and authenticity drive James, and Augustine himself, to the everlasting question of what it means to be human.

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