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Contingency and fortune in Aquinas's ethics

Author: John R Bowlin
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in religion and critical thought, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study John Bowlin argues that Aquinas's moral theology receives much of its character and content from an assumption about our common lot: the good we desire is difficult to know in particular, and difficult to will even when it is known, because of contingencies of various kinds - within ourselves, in the ends and objects we pursue, and in the circumstances of choice. Since contingencies are fortune's
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas d'Aquin, (saint ;; Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Bowlin
ISBN: 0521620198 9780521620192
OCLC Number: 39605700
Description: xiv, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Virtue and difficulty --
2. The contingency of the human good --
3. Natural law and the limits of contingency --
6. Virtue and discontent --
5. Virtue and fortune.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in religion and critical thought, 6.
Responsibility: John Bowlin.
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