Selected Philosophical Writings

Selected Philosophical Writings

by Thomas Aquinas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199540276

ISBN-13: 9780199540273

Pub. Date: 08/01/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it—to explore, for example, spiritual revelation—makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.
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St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it—to explore, for example, spiritual revelation—makes his work as fresh and readable today as it was seven centuries ago.
This accessible new translation offers thirty-eight substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas's philosophy. It is an ideal introduction to this key figure in the philosophy of religion.

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ISBN-13:
9780199540273
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
571,653
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Note on Sources and Text
Select Bibliography
Selected Philosophical Writings
IStructures of Thought1
1On Natural Science, Mathematics, and Metaphysics [Expositio super Librum Boethii de Trinitate, 2 [questions 5-6]]1
IIStructures of Things in General51
2Being, Unity, Goodness, Truth [Quaestiones Disputatae de Veritate, 1.1-3, 21.1]51
3Actual and Potential Being [Quaestiones Disputatae de Potentia, 1.1]65
4Matter, Form, Agent, and Goal [De Principiis Naturae, complete]67
5Substance and Accidents, Action and Passion [In Aristotelis Libros Physicorum, 3.5]80
6Essence and Existence [De Ente et Essentia, complete]90
IIIThe Ladder of Being115
7General Overview [Summa contra Gentiles, 4.11]115
8How Elements are Present within Compounds [De Mixtione Elementorum, complete]117
9Life, or Soul and its Abilities [Quaestio Disputata de Spiritualibus Creaturis, 11]121
10Levels of Life [Quaestio Disputata de Anima, 13]129
11Inner and Outer Senses [Sentencia Libri de Sensu (De Memoria)]138
12Mind (a) [Summa Theologiae, 1a.79.2-3]145
13Mind (b) [Summa contra Gentiles, 2.77]150
14Mind (c) [Quaestiones Disputatae de Veritate, 8.6]152
15Feelings [Summa Theologiae, 1a2ae.22-3]156
16Will as Rational Desire [Summa contra Gentiles, 2.47-8]169
17Free Will [Quaestiones Disputatae de Malo, 6]171
18Soul in Human Beings [Quaestio Disputata de Anima, 1]184
19My Soul is not Me [Super Epistolam Primam Pauli Apostoli ad Corinthios, 15]192
IVGod In Himself195
20There Exists a God [Summa Theologiae, 1a.2.1-3]195
21God is his Own Existence [Quaestiones Disputatae de Potentia, 7.2]202
22Eternity and Time [Summa Theologiae, 1a.10.1, 4]209
23Do we Have Words for God? [Summa Theologiae, 1a.13.1-6, 12]214
24How we Know One Simple God by Many Concepts [Super I Sententiarum, 2.1.3]230
25How God Knows Many Things by One Simple Idea [Summa contra Gentiles, 1.50, 53]240
26God's Power [Quaestiones Disputatae de Potentia, 1.3, 7]242
VGod as the Beginning of Things251
27Creation as God's Doing [Quaestiones Disputatae de Potentia, 3.1-3]251
28Did Creation Occur in Time? [Quaestiones Disputatae de Potentia, 3.17]263
29Providence (a): The Ordered Universe [Summa contra Gentiles, 3.97-8]270
30Providence (b): Chance and Freedom [In Aristotelis Librum Peri Hermeneias, 1.14]277
31Providence (c): How Evil is Caused [Summa contra Gentiles, 3.10]284
32Providence (d): Does God Cause Evil? [Quaestiones Disputatae de Malo, 3.1-2]289
33Is God at Work in Nature and in Will? [Quaestiones Disputatae de Potentia, 3.7-8]297
VIGod as the End of Things315
34God as Goal of Human Living [Super IV Sententiarum, 49.1]315
35Moral Action [Summa Theologiae, 1a2ae.18-20]342
36Virtue [Summa Theologiae, 1a2ae.55-6]390
37Law [Summa Theologiae, 1a2ae.90-1]409
38Love of God as Virtue [Quaestio Disputata de Caritate, 2]421
Notes426
Index447

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