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Commentary on Aristotle's Politics

ISBN-10: 0872208699

ISBN-13: 9780872208698

Edition: 2007

Authors: Thomas Aquinas, Richard J. Regan, Richard J. Regan

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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
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.

Book I
Political community
Household and slavery (1)
Slavery (2)
Slavery (3)
Slavery (4)
Property
Moneymaking in theory (1)
Moneymaking in theory (2)
Moneymaking in practice
Family
Craftsmen
Book II
Political unity
Common wives, sons, and property
Common wives and sons
Common property
The first regime of Socrates
The second regime of Socrates (1)
The second regime of Socrates (2)
The regime of Phaleas (1)
The regime of Phaleas (2)
The regime of Hippodamus (1)
The regime of Hippodamus (2)
The regime of Hippodamus (3)
The regime of Sparta (1)
The regime of Sparta (2)
The regime of Crete
The regime of Carthage
Other regimes
Book III
Citizenship
Regime change
The virtue of a good man and the virtue of a good citizen
The virtue of a good citizen in different regimes
The end of the political community
The kinds of just and unjust regimes