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Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion : Metaphysics and Practice - Thomas S. Hibbs

Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion

Metaphysics and Practice

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Published: 31st May 2007
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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.

"This book is an extremely broad-minded engagement--and this must surely be very welcome--with the basic contours of contemporary philosophy as practiced in the U.S. today." Graham McAleer, Loyola College in Maryland

Preface: Metaphysics and Practicep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Ethics as a Guide into Metaphysicsp. 1
Virtue and Practicep. 13
Self-Implicating Knowledge: The Practice of Intellectual Virtuep. 35
Dependent Animal Rationality: Epistemology as Anthropologyp. 55
Metaphysics and/as Practicep. 75
Metaphysics, Theology, and the Practice of Naming Godp. 97
The Presence of a Hidden God: Idolatry, Metaphysics, and Forms of Lifep. 117
Portraits of the Artist: Eros, Metaphysics, and Beautyp. 135
Metaphysics of Contingency, Divine Artistry of Hopep. 163
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 223
Indexp. 233
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ISBN: 9780253348814
ISBN-10: 0253348811
Series: Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.55