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Aquinas on virtue : a causal reading, Nicholas Austin

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Aquinas on virtue : a causal reading
Title
Aquinas on virtue
Title remainder
a causal reading
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Austin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest, is one of the most influential theologians in the Christian tradition--and certainly the most influential theologian of the Roman Catholic Church. By synthesizing classical Christian theology with Aristotelian philosophy, Aquinas's thought continues to have an astonishing impact on an array of disciplines. Scholarship on Aquinas is flourishing, with studies of natural law theory, action theory, the morality of the passions, feminism, political theory, etc. Yet despite the contemporary renewal of virtue ethics--a movement in Catholic and Protestant and Orthodox traditions that attempts to answer the question, "How should I live?"--to date no full-length treatment of Aquinas's theory of virtue exists. Nicholas Austin aims to fill that gap. Aquinas on Virtue offers a new and comprehensive interpretation of how Aquinas uses the four causes--formal, material, final, and efficient--to understand virtue in general, and how these causes underlie his treatment of specific virtues that make up the bulk of his ethics. In the final part of the book Austin applies the causal approach to four contested issues in contemporary virtue theory: practical wisdom; virtue and the passions; the teleology (or ultimate end) of virtue; and infused moral virtues, exploring the relation between grace and virtue
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
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1970-
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Austin, Nicholas
Dewey number
179/.9092
Index
index present
LC call number
B765.T54
LC item number
A98 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Moral traditions series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas
  • Virtue
  • Christian ethics
  • Thomas
  • Christian ethics
  • Virtue
Label
Aquinas on virtue : a causal reading, Nicholas Austin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining virtue -- Defining temperance causally -- Virtue as a habit -- Virtue as a good habit -- Virtue's definition -- Causal ethics -- Exemplar and object -- End and agent -- The causal analysis of virtue -- Rational virtue -- Passionate virtue -- Telic virtue -- Graced virtue -- Rethinking infusion -- Appendix : Virtue defined
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT968212235
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781626164727
Lccn
2016044707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Aquinas on virtue : a causal reading, Nicholas Austin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining virtue -- Defining temperance causally -- Virtue as a habit -- Virtue as a good habit -- Virtue's definition -- Causal ethics -- Exemplar and object -- End and agent -- The causal analysis of virtue -- Rational virtue -- Passionate virtue -- Telic virtue -- Graced virtue -- Rethinking infusion -- Appendix : Virtue defined
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT968212235
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781626164727
Lccn
2016044707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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