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By Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams

ISBN-10: 1107002672

ISBN-13: 9781107002678

ISBN-10: 1107576407

ISBN-13: 9781107576407

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the textual content which had the only maximum impact on Aquinas's moral writings, and the historic and philosophical price of Aquinas's appropriation of this article provokes vigorous debate. during this quantity of recent essays, 13 exceptional students discover how Aquinas gets, expands on and transforms Aristotle's insights concerning the attainability of happiness, the scope of ethical advantage, the basis of morality and the character of enjoyment. They research Aquinas's statement at the Ethics and his theological writings, in particular the Summa theologiae. Their essays exhibit Aquinas to be a hugely perceptive interpreter, yet one that additionally brings convinced presuppositions to the Ethics and alters key Aristotelian notions for his personal reasons. the result's a wealthy and nuanced photograph of Aquinas's relation to Aristotle that may be of curiosity to readers in ethical philosophy, Aquinas stories, the historical past of theology and the historical past of philosophy.

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