By Tobias Hoffmann,Jörn Müller,Matthias Perkams

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the textual content which had the one maximum impression on Aquinas's moral writings, and the ancient and philosophical worth of Aquinas's appropriation of this article provokes vigorous debate. during this quantity of recent essays, 13 exotic students discover how Aquinas gets, expands on and transforms Aristotle's insights concerning the attainability of happiness, the scope of ethical advantage, the root of morality and the character of enjoyment. They study Aquinas's remark at the Ethics and his theological writings, principally the Summa theologiae. Their essays convey Aquinas to be a hugely perceptive interpreter, yet person who additionally brings definite presuppositions to the Ethics and alters key Aristotelian notions for his personal reasons. the result's a wealthy and nuanced photo of Aquinas's relation to Aristotle that might be of curiosity to readers in ethical philosophy, Aquinas reports, the heritage of theology and the heritage of philosophy.

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