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Prudence

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ISBN-10: 0521029449

ISBN-13: 9780521029445

Edition: 2006

Authors: Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Gilby

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The Summa Theologiae ranks among the greatest documents of the Christian Church, and is a landmark of medieval western thought. It provides the framework for Catholic studies in systematic theology and for a classical Christian philosophy, and is regularly consulted by scholars of all faiths and none, across a range of academic disciplines. This paperback reissue of the classic Latin/English edition first published by the English Dominicans in the 1960s and 1970s, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, has been undertaken in response to regular requests from readers and librarians around the world for the entire series of 61 volumes to be made available again. The original text is unchanged, except for the correction of a small number of typographical errors.
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List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.39" wide x 8.46" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account. Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Editorial Notes
Introduction
Nature of Prudence
Whether prudence is in the will or in the reason
If in the reason, whether in the practical reason or in the theoretic as well
Whether it can know individual cases
Whether it is a virtue
And a special virtue
Whether it appoints the end for the moral virtues
And fixes the just mean for them
Whether its proper act is reaching an effective decision
Whether solicitude or vigilance is part of prudence
Whether prudence extends to the government of the people
Whether prudence with regards to one's own personal good is specifically the same as that which reaches to the common good
Whether subjects, or rulers, only have prudence
Whether it may be found in the wicked
Whether in all upright people
Whether it is inborn with human nature
Whether it may be forgotten and so lost
Parts of Prudence
Article. Whether the apportionment into three is acceptable
Components of Prudence
Memory
Insight or intelligence
Teachableness
Acumen
Reasoned judgment
Foresight
Circumspection
Caution
Kinds of Prudence
Whether statesmanship is a kind of prudence
Whether there is a political prudence
And a prudence of domestic management
And of military affairs
Allies of Prudence
Whether well-advisedness be a virtue
And a special virtue distinct from prudence
Whether there be a virtue of sound practical judgment
And of the wit to deal with exceptional cases
Gift of Counsel
Whether counsel should be counted among the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost
Whether it answers to the virtue of prudence
Whether it remains in heaven
Whether the fifth beatitude, Blessed are the merciful, matches the gift of counsel
Imprudence
Whether imprudence be a sin
And a special sin
Concerning undue haste
And thoughtlessness
And inconstancy
Concerning the source of these vices
Negligence
Whether negligence be a special sin
The virtue to which it is opposed
Whether negligence be mortal sin
Sham Prudence
Whether prudence of the flesh be a sin
And a mortal sin
Whether cunning be a special sin
Concerning guile
Cheating
Solicitude about temporal things
About the future
The source of these vices
Commandments of Prudence
Those relating to prudence itself
Those relating to its opposite vices
Appendices
Prudence and Laws
Prudence and Casuistry
Prudence and Conscience
Prudence and Certainty
Glossary
Index