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Few philosophers or theologians exerted as much influence on the shape of Medieval thought as Thomas Aquinas. He ranks amongst the most famous of the Western philosophers and was responsible for almost single-handedly bringing the philosophy of Aristotle into harmony with Christianity. He was also one of the first philosophers to argue that philosophy and theology could support each other. The shape of metaphysics, theology, and Aristotelian thought today still bears the imprint of Aquinas work.

In this extensive and deeply researched study, Eleonore Stump enages Aquinas across the full range of his philosophical writings. She examines Aquinas' major works, Summa Theologiae and Summa Contra Gentiles and clearly assesses the vast range of Aquinas' thought from his metaphysics, theology, philosophy of mind and epistemology to his views on free will, action, the soul and ethics, law and politics. She considers the influence of Aquinas' thought on contemporary philosophy an
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'This book is an astounding achievement. It will not be superseded for decades. It will surely remain on the bibliography for as long as Thomas Aquinas is regarded as a major thinker; for as long as there is Western philosophy.' - Fergus Kerr, Ars Disputandi

‘This is by far the best book we have on Aquinas’s philosophy as a whole, and it will undoubtedly become a standard point of reference for anyone interested in his work’- Robert Pasnau, Mind

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415029605
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/23/2003
  • Series: Arguments of the Philosophers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. Her previous books include Boethius’s De topicis differentiis (1978; reprinted 1989); Boethius’s In Ciceronis Topica (1988); Dialectic and Its Place in the Development of Medieval Logic (1980); The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas (ed. with Norman Kretzmann) (1993); Aquinas’s Moral Theory: Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann (ed. with Scott MacDonald) (1999); and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (ed. With Norman Kretzmann) (2001).

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Table of Contents

List of abbreviations
List of Aquinas's works
Introduction: life and overview of Aquinas's thought 1
Pt. I The ultimate foundation of reality 33
1 Metaphysics: a theory of things 35
2 Goodness 61
3 God's simplicity 92
4 God's eternity 131
5 God's knowledge 159
Pt. II The nature of human beings 189
6 Forms and bodies: the soul 191
7 The foundations of knowledge 217
8 The mechanisms of cognition 244
9 Freedom: action, intellect and will 277
Pt. III The nature of human excellence 307
10 A representative moral virtue: justice 309
11 A representative intellectual virtue: wisdom 339
12 A representative theological virtue: faith 361
13 Grace and free will 389
Pt. IV God's relationship to human beings 405
14 The metaphysics of the incarnation 407
15 Atonement 427
16 Providence and suffering 455
Notes 479
Select bibliography 581
Index 598
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