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Author Theron, Stephen, 1939- author.

Title Thomas Aquinas on virtue and human flourishing / by Stephen Theron
Published Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018
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Contents Intro; Contents; Introduction: Inclinations and Beatitude; 1. Ethics; 2. Human Acts; 3. Finis ultimus; 4. Teleology; 5. The Virtues; 6. Duty, Obligation, Law; 7. Morals and Metaphysics: Fact and Value; 8. What is Law?; 9. Natural Law in St. Thomas's Thought; 10. Natural Law: Other Views; 11. Does Morality Require a Divine Law-Giver?; 12. Conscience; 13. The Intellectual Virtues; 14. The Moral Virtues; 15. The Cardinal Virtues; 16. The Theological Virtues; 17. Natural Law and the Acts of the Virtues; 18. Prudence: The Unity of the Virtues; 19. A Fourfold Scheme
20. Justice: Legal and Moral Debt Compared21. Fortitude: The Example of Audacity; 22. Temperance and the bonum honestum; 23. Natural Inclinations and their Order
Summary Thomas Aquinas offers teleological systematisation of the habits needed for human flourishing. His metaphysical jurisprudence remodels ethics upon this, rather than on a moral precept. ""Eternal law"" governing the world determines ""natural law"", reflected in human legislation (a variety of the ""anthropic principle""). Finally, law, unwritten, is infused spirit as self-consciousness, ""universal of universals"". Acquired virtues elicit this, become effusion, represented in religion as gifts or graces. But mind's or spirit's omnipresence, necessarily ""closer to me than I am to myself"", sup
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 23, 2018)
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Ethics
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Virtue -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Ethics & moral philosophy.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1527505499