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Thomas Aquinas : Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives - Brian Davies

Thomas Aquinas

Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives

By: Brian Davies (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st December 2002
ISBN: 9780195153019
Number Of Pages: 416

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The work of Thomas Aquinas has always enjoyed a privileged position as a pillar of Catholic theology, but for centuries his standing among western philosophers was less sure. Today, Aquinas's work is recognized as a cornerstone of the western philosophical tradition.
This book offers a full-scale introduction to Aquinas's philosophy. Brian Davies has collected in one volume the best recent essays on Aquinas by some of the world's foremost scholars of medieval philosophy. Taken together, they illuminate the entire spectrum of Aquinas's thought: philosophy of nature, logic, metaphysics, natural theology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, and ethics. The essays are philosophically solid, readable, informative, critical, and evaluative of the texts of Aquinas. Davies frames the essays with a detailed introduction that provides an account of Aquinas's life and works, as well as of his major philosophical conclusions.

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Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xiii
Thomas Aquinasp. 2
Introductionp. 3
Notesp. 29
The Commentary of St. Thomas on the De Caelo of Aristotlep. 37
Notesp. 58
Matter and Actuality in Aquinasp. 61
Notesp. 74
The Logic of Being in Thomas Aquinasp. 77
Notesp. 91
The Realism of Aquinasp. 97
Notesp. 112
Natural Reason in the Summa Contra Gentilesp. 117
Notesp. 137
The Esse/essentia Argument in Aquinas's De Ente Et Essentiap. 141
Notesp. 155
The Five Waysp. 159
Notesp. 203
Aquinas on What God is Notp. 227
Notesp. 240
Aquinas Wittgensteinp. 243
Notesp. 256
Man = Body + Soul Aquinas's Arithmetic of Human Naturep. 257
Notesp. 270
Intellect and Willp. 275
Notesp. 291
Being and Goodnessp. 295
Notesp. 319
Law and Politicsp. 325
Notesp. 336
Aquinas on Good Sensep. 339
Aquinas on the Passionsp. 353
Notesp. 377
A Chronological List of Aquinas's Writingsp. 385
Bibliographyp. 389
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ISBN: 9780195153019
ISBN-10: 0195153014
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st December 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 16.31  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.59