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Author Brock, Stephen Louis, author.

Title Action and conduct : Thomas Aquinas and the theory of action / Stephen L. Brock ; foreword by Ralph McInerny
Published Washington DC : The Catholic University of America Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 285 pages)
Contents The analogy of action -- Agency as efficacy -- Agent-causality and finality -- The agency of the will -- Praeter intentionem
Summary Stephen Brock examines the relation between conduct and physical action, or between the 'will' and the real events which it effects in the world, through the works of Thomas Aquinas. Few thinkers have devoted more attention to this topic than Thomas, who has influenced mainstream modern analytic philosophy through (among others) G. E. M. Anscombe, Anthony Kenny, Roderick Chisolm and the late Alan Donagan. Demonstrating an exhaustive knowledge of Thomas and of contemporary theories of action, Professor Brock provides a new interpretation of Thomas' thought on human action and exposes the incoherence of theories which place an exclusive emphasis on the morality of subjective intention
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
Thomas von Aquin, Heiliger 1225-1274
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Ethics.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Views on action theory.
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274 -- Views on intentionality (Philosophy)
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Tomás de Aquino, Santo -- Crítica e interpretación
Thomas (von Aquin)
Act (Philosophy)
Intentionality (Philosophy)
Vrije wil.
Act (Philosophy)
Acto (Filosofía)
Christian philosophers -- Italy -- 13th century.
Intentionality (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Genre/Form Will.
Form Electronic book
Author McInerny, Ralph.
ISBN 0813234263