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Aquinas's Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics: A Historical Perspective / Edition 1
     

Aquinas's Philosophical Commentary on the Ethics: A Historical Perspective / Edition 1

by J.C. Doig
 

ISBN-10: 0792369548

ISBN-13: 9780792369547

Pub. Date: 05/31/2001

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Is Aquinas's Sententia libri Ethicorum an interpretation of Aristotle based on 'principles of Christian ethics'? Or do we have in that work a presentation of the foundation of Aquinas's moral philosophy? Professor Doig answers these questions through an examination of the historical context within which the Sententia was composed.
In Chapters 1-2, the work's role

Overview

Is Aquinas's Sententia libri Ethicorum an interpretation of Aristotle based on 'principles of Christian ethics'? Or do we have in that work a presentation of the foundation of Aquinas's moral philosophy? Professor Doig answers these questions through an examination of the historical context within which the Sententia was composed.
In Chapters 1-2, the work's role as a corrective of earlier commentaries is established. Chapter 3, by examining philosophy at Paris between 1215 and 1283, reveals that the proposal by Aquinas of a moral philosophy would have been unexceptional. Chapter 4's investigation of the principles underlying the moral theory of the Sententia makes apparent that they were regarded by Aquinas as both philosophical and Aristotelian. The date to be assigned the composition of the Sententia is studied in Chapter 5, and the conclusion is drawn, that with some probability, the Sententia is its author's final proposal of moral doctrines. The closing Chapter offers a summary of that moral philosophy against the historical background brought out earlier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792369547
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/31/2001
Series:
New Synthese Historical Library Series , #50
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Editions and Abbreviations. Introduction. 1. Aquinas's SLE and its 13th Century Predecessors. 2. Aquinas and his Predecessors: Some Further Differences. 3. Aspects of Philosophy in Paris: 1215-1283. 4. The SLE: Philosophy or Theology? 5. Dating the SLE. 6. The SLE in its Historical Context. Bibliography. Index of Texts. Index of Subjects and Names.

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