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Being, Goodness and Truth (Volume 16

Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics)

Editor(s): Gyula Klima

Book Description

This volume considers the Aristotelian virtue-ethics tradition as it develops in the writings of Thomas Aquinas. Part One studies the types of virtues Aquinas believes are held by Christians in a state of grace. Aquinas’s intriguing account is apparently fraught with inconsistencies, which have split contemporary interpreters over not only how to understand Aquinas on this matter, but also as to whether it is even possible to provide a consistent interpretation of his doctrine. This book brings together scholarship that reflects the various sides of the debate. Part Two explores a Thomistic synthesis regarding Aquinas’s account of the good as telos or end that emerges in the seventeenth century, as well as what promise his virtue ethics holds today, arguing that Aquinas’ hylomorphic understanding of human beings as matter-form composites furnishes a robust moral accounting that seems unavailable to alternative, reductive materialist accounts.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3765-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3765-X
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019
Pages / Size: 125 / A5
Price: £58.99


Gyula Klima is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, USA, and a Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is also Director and a founding member of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics and editor of its proceedings. His most recent book is Questions on the Soul by John Buridan and Others: A Companion to John Buridan’s Philosophy of Mind.

Alex Hall is a Professor of Philosophy at Clayton State University, USA. He is Assistant Director of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics and Managing Editor of its proceedings. His recent publications include “Aquinas on Knowledge and Demonstration,” in The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History.