In Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, Thomas Hibbs recovers the notion of practice to develop a more descriptive account of human action and knowing, grounded in the venerable vocabulary of virtue and vice. Drawing on Aquinas, who believed that all good works originate from virtue, Hibbs postulates how epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and theology combine into a set of contemporary philosophical practices that remain open to metaphysics. Hibbs brings Aquinas into conversation with analytic and Continental philosophy and suggests how a more nuanced appreciation of his thought enriches contemporary debates. This book offers readers a new appreciation of Aquinas and articulates a metaphysics integrally related to ethical practice.
Hibbs . . . convincingly argues that the practice of seeking the good--both moral and intellectual--leads to and requires metaphysics, and not the reverse. . . . The book will help those who want to (1) revisit Aquinas's epistemology, metaphysics, and virtue ethic, especially in light of [Hibbs's] substantial previous work on these questions; (2) investigate [Hibbs's] broader theses about metaphysics; (3) generate a more convincing philosophical foundation and a more robust description of social accountability for virtue theory and narrative ethics; or (4) engage one or more of [Hibbs's] admirably diverse interlocutors (Plantinga, MacDonald, Murdoch, Joyce, Turner, Marion, Zagzebski, Pieper, Gadamer, MacIntyre, Nietzsche, and others).March 2009--CRISTINA L. H. TRAINA "Northwestern University "
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 31st May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.95 x 16.49
Weight (kg): 0.55