Thomas Aquinas on the Passions Hardback

A Study of Summa Theologiae, 1a2ae 22-48

by Robert Miner;

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Thomas Aquinas on the Passions

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The Summa Theologiae is Thomas Aquinas' undisputed masterwork, and it includes his thoughts on the elemental forces in human life. Feelings such as love, hatred, pleasure, pain, hope and despair were described by Aquinas as 'passions', representing the different ways in which happiness could be affected. But what causes the passions? What impact do they have on the person who suffers them? Can they be shaped and reshaped in order to better promote human flourishing? The aim of this book is to provide a better understanding of Aquinas' account of the passions. It identifies the Aristotelian influences that lie at the heart of the Summa Theologiae, and it enters into a dialogue with contemporary thinking about the nature of emotion. The study argues that Aquinas' work is still important today, and shows why for Aquinas both the understanding and attainment of happiness requires prolonged reflection on the passions.

Thomas Aquinas on the Passions by Robert Miner was published by Cambridge University Press in April 2009 and is our 65733rd best seller. The ISBN for Thomas Aquinas on the Passions is 9780521897488.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (April 2009)
Number of Pages328
Thickness22 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1242475
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