Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading (Moral Traditions by Nicholas Austin

By Nicholas Austin

Aquinas on advantage: A Causal Reading is an unique interpretation of 1 of the main compelling money owed of advantage within the Western culture, that of the nice theologian and thinker Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274). Taking as its start line Aquinas's overlooked definition of advantage by way of its "causes," this booklet bargains a scientific research of Aquinas at the nature, genesis, and position of advantage in human life.

Drawing on connections and contrasts among Aquinas and modern remedies of advantage, Austin argues that Aquinas’s causal advantage concept keeps its normative strength this present day. in addition to delivering a synoptic account of Aquinas on advantage, the publication contains a longer remedy of the cardinal advantage of temperance, a controversy for the prevalence of Aquinas's suggestion of "habit" over sleek mental debts, and a rethinking of the relation among grace and advantage. With an strategy that's distinctively theological but strongly conversant with philosophy, this research will provide experts a daring new interpretation of Aquinas’s advantage idea whereas giving scholars a scientific advent with instructed readings from his Summa Theologiae and at the Virtues.

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