The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas

The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas

by Norman Kretzmann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521437695

ISBN-13: 9780521437691

Pub. Date: 06/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and supernatural reality. On the other hand, he was convinced that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the best available

Overview

Among the great philosophers of the Middle Ages Aquinas is unique in pursuing two apparently disparate projects. On the one hand he developed a philosophical understanding of Christian doctrine in a fully integrated system encompassing all natural and supernatural reality. On the other hand, he was convinced that Aristotle's philosophy afforded the best available philosophical component of such a system. In a relatively brief career Aquinas developed these projects in great detail and with an astonishing degree of success. In this volume ten leading scholars introduce all the important aspects of Aquinas' thought, ranging from its historical background and dependence on Greek, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy and theology, through the metaphysics, epistemology and ethics, to the philosophical approach to Biblical commentary. New readers and nonspecialists will find this the most convenient, accessible guide to Aquinas currently in print. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Aquinas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521437691
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
1,206,087
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Aquinas's philosophy in its historical setting Jan A. Aertsen; 2. Aristotle and Aquinas Joseph Owens; 3. Aquinas and Islamic and Jewish thinkers David B. Burrell; 4. Metaphysics John F. Wippel; 5. Philosophy of mind Norman Kretzmann; 6. Theory of knowledge Scott MacDonald; 7. Ethics Ralph McInerny; 8. Law and politics Paul E. Sigmund; 9. Theology and philosophy Mark D. Jordan; 10. Biblical commentary and philosophy Eleonore Stump.

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