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The specification of human actions in St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: Joseph Pilsner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford theological monographs.
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Thomas Aquinas believed that human actions can be identified by species, such as murder, theft, or almsgiving. He used five different terms - end, object, matter, circumstance and motive. This text examines how one determines to which species an act belongs.
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Pilsner, Joseph.
Specification of human actions in St. Thomas Aquinas.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)651844620
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, d'Aquin saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, von Aquin.; Thomas (von Aquin)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Pilsner
ISBN: 0199286051 9780199286058
OCLC Number: 62796071
Description: xi, 273 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Human actions and Aquinas's moral theory --
Two fundamental types of specification --
End --
Object --
Matter --
Circumstance --
Motive --
Proximate and remote ends.
Series Title: Oxford theological monographs.
Responsibility: Joseph Pilsner.
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Human actions can be identified by species, such as murder, theft, or almsgiving. But how does one determine to which kind an action belongs? Joseph Pilsner explores Thomas Aquinas's answer to this  Read more...

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