Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading (Moral Traditions by Nicholas Austin

By Nicholas Austin

Aquinas on advantage: A Causal Reading is an unique interpretation of 1 of the main compelling debts of advantage within the Western culture, that of the good theologian and thinker Thomas Aquinas (1224–1274). Taking as its place to begin Aquinas's ignored definition of advantage by way of its "causes," this booklet bargains a scientific research of Aquinas at the nature, genesis, and function of advantage in human life.

Drawing on connections and contrasts among Aquinas and modern remedies of advantage, Austin argues that Aquinas’s causal advantage conception keeps its normative energy this day. in addition to supplying a synoptic account of Aquinas on advantage, the e-book contains a longer therapy of the cardinal advantage of temperance, a controversy for the prevalence of Aquinas's idea of "habit" over glossy mental bills, and a rethinking of the relation among grace and advantage. With an method that's distinctively theological but strongly conversant with philosophy, this examine will supply experts a daring new interpretation of Aquinas’s advantage thought whereas giving scholars a scientific creation with advised readings from his Summa Theologiae and at the Virtues.

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