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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 impression on Aquinas's moral writings, and the ancient and philosophical price of Aquinas's appropriation of this article provokes full of life debate. during this quantity of recent essays, 13 distinctive 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 basis of morality and the character of enjoyment. They learn Aquinas's statement at the Ethics and his theological writings, primarily the Summa theologiae. Their essays express Aquinas to be a hugely perceptive interpreter, yet person who additionally brings sure 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 might be of curiosity to readers in ethical philosophy, Aquinas reports, the background of theology and the background of philosophy.

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