Ethics as a Work of Charity Paperback

Thomas Aquinas and Pagan Virtue

by David Decosimo;


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Ethics as a Work of Charity

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Most of us wonder how to make sense of the apparent moral excellences or virtues of those who have different visions of the good life or different religious commitments than our own. Rather than flattening or ignoring the deep difference between various visions of the good life, as is so often done, this book turns to the medieval Christian theologian Thomas Aquinas to find a better way. Thomas, it argues, shows us how to welcome the outsider and her virtue as an expression rather than a betrayal of one's own distinctive vision. It shows how Thomas, driven by a Christian commitment to charity and especially informed by Augustine, synthesized Augustinian and Aristotelian elements to construct an ethics that does justice-in love-to insiders and outsiders alike. Decosimo offers the first analysis of Thomas on pagan virtue and a reinterpretation of Thomas's ethics while providing a model for our own efforts to articulate a truthful hospitality and do ethics in our pluralist, globalized world.

Ethics as a Work of Charity by David Decosimo was published by Stanford University Press in October 2016. The ISBN for Ethics as a Work of Charity is 9781503600607.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherStanford University Press (October 2016)
Weight522g
Number of Pages376
Thickness23 mm
Height5830 mm
Width3895 mm
ISBN9781503600607
ISBN-101503600602
Product Code4493527
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