Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

Project description

The Role of Intentio in Augustine’s Account of Time

My project explores the development of Augustine's psychological account of time, with a specific focus on the key concept of 'intentio’: a notion denoting the attention, will, or care of the soul directed toward an object. Through the analysis of the evolution of the concept of 'intentio' in three works - De immortalitate animae, De musica and Confessiones XI - my research aims to provide new insights into the development over time of Augustine's epistemological and moral understanding of time and temporality.

This doctoral project is promoted by Einstein Center Chronoi.