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Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics by Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams PDF

By Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the textual content which had the only maximum impression on Aquinas's moral writings, and the ancient and philosophical worth of Aquinas's appropriation of this article provokes energetic debate. during this quantity of latest essays, 13 distinctive students discover how Aquinas gets, expands on and transforms Aristotle's insights concerning the attainability of happiness, the scope of ethical advantage, the basis of morality and the character of delight. They study Aquinas's observation at the Ethics and his theological writings, primarily the Summa theologiae. Their essays exhibit Aquinas to be a hugely perceptive interpreter, yet person who additionally brings yes presuppositions to the Ethics and alters key Aristotelian notions for his personal reasons. the result's a wealthy and nuanced photograph of Aquinas's relation to Aristotle that might be of curiosity to readers in ethical philosophy, Aquinas stories, the background of theology and the background of philosophy.

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