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

By Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the textual content which had the only maximum impact on Aquinas's moral writings, and the ancient and philosophical price of Aquinas's appropriation of this article provokes vigorous debate. during this quantity of latest essays, 13 exceptional students discover how Aquinas gets, expands on and transforms Aristotle's insights in regards to the attainability of happiness, the scope of ethical advantage, the root of morality and the character of enjoyment. They study Aquinas's observation at the Ethics and his theological writings, specifically the Summa theologiae. Their essays exhibit Aquinas to be a hugely perceptive interpreter, yet person who additionally brings definite presuppositions to the Ethics and alters key Aristotelian notions for his personal reasons. the result's a wealthy and nuanced photo of Aquinas's relation to Aristotle that would be of curiosity to readers in ethical philosophy, Aquinas reports, the historical past of theology and the heritage of philosophy.

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