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Wisdom, law, and virtue : essays in Thomistic ethics

Author: Lawrence Dewan
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, ©2008.
Series: Moral philosophy and moral theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The focus of this book is morals - how human beings should live their lives. For Dewan (and Thomas Aquinas) "morals" is "the journey of the rational creature toward God."" "Written over a period of more than thirty years, the essays collected here treat both perennial issues in philosophy and such current questions as suicide as a weapon of war, the death penalty, and lying."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Thomas, von Aquin Heiliger; Thomas (von Aquin)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Dewan
ISBN: 9780823227969 0823227960
OCLC Number: 154762676
Language Note: English.
Description: xvi, 690 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Wisdom and human life: the natural and the supernatural --
Wisdom as foundational ethical theory in St. Thomas Aquins --
St. Thomas, metaphysics, and human dignity --
Truth and happiness --
Antimodern, ultramodern, postmodern: a plea for the perennial --
Is Thomas Aquinas a spiritual hedonist? --
Is liberty the criterion in morals? --
The real distinction between intellect and will --
St. Thomas, James Keenan, and the will --
St. Thomas and the causes of free choice --
St. Thomas and the first cause of moral evil --
St. Thomas, our natural lights, and the moral order --
Jacques Maritain and the philosophy of cooperation --
Natural law and the first act of freedom: Maritain revisited --
Jean Porter on natural law: Thomistic notes --
St. Thomas, the common good, and the love of persons --
St. Thomas, John Finnis, and the political good --
Thomas Aquinas, Gerard Bradley, and the death penalty --
Death in the setting of divine wisdom: the doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas --
Suicide as a belligerent tactic: Thomistic reflections --
Jacques Maritain, St. Thomas, and the philosophy of religion --Philosophy and spirituality: cultivating a virtue --
St. Thomas, lying, and venial sin --
Communion with the tradition: for the believer who is a philosopher --
"Obiectum": notes on the invention of a word --
St. Thomas and moral taxonomy.
Series Title: Moral philosophy and moral theology.
Responsibility: Lawrence Dewan.
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