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.
Intro Contents Contributors Introduction 1. The Commentary of St. Thomas on the De caelo of Aristotle 2. Matter and Actuality in Aquinas 3. The Logic of Being in Thomas Aquinas 4. The Realism of Aquinas 5. Natural Reason in the Summa contra Gentiles 6. The Esse/Essentia Argument in Aquinas's De ente et essentia 7. The Five Ways 8. Aquinas on What God Is Not 9. Intentionality: Aquinas and Wittgenstein 10. Man = Body + Soul: Aquinas's Arithmetic of Human Nature 11. Aquinas's Account of Freedom: Intellect and Will 12. Being and Goodness 13. Law and Politics 14. Aquinas on Good Sense 15. Aquinas on the Passions A Chronological List of Aquinas's Writings Bibliography.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.