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Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics

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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the text which had the single greatest influence on Aquinas's ethical writings, and the historical and philosophical value of Aquinas's appropriation of this text provokes lively debate. In this volume of new essays, thirteen distinguished scholars explore how Aquinas receives, expands on and transforms Aristotle's insights about the attainability of happiness, the scope of moral virtue, the foundation of morality and the nature of pleasure. They examine Aquinas's commentary on the Ethics and his theological writings, above all the Summa theologiae. Their essays show Aquinas to be a highly perceptive interpreter, but one who also brings certain presuppositions to the Ethics and alters key Aristotelian notions for his own purposes. The result is a rich and nuanced picture of Aquinas's relation to Aristotle that will be of interest to readers in moral philosophy, Aquinas studies, the history of theology and the history of philosophy.

Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2015. The ISBN for Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics is 9781107576407.

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Details for Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics

Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2015)
Number of Pages285
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4361499
Page last updated 21st June 2018
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