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ISBN-10: 1624661246

ISBN-13: 9781624661242

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Aquinas, Jeffrey Hause, Robert Pasnau

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Drawn from a wide range of writings and featuring state-of-the-art translations, Basic Works offers convenient access to Thomas Aquinas' most important discussions of nature, being and essence, divine and human nature, and ethics and human action. The translations all capture Aquinas's sharp, transparent style and display terminological consistency. Many were originally published in the acclaimed translation-cum-commentary series "The Hackett Aquinas", edited by Robert Pasnau and Jeffrey Hause. Others appear here for the first time: Eleonore Stump and Stephen Chanderbahns translation of "On the Principles of Nature", Peter Kings translation of "On Being and Essence" and Thomas Williams…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.55" tall
Weight: 2.090
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…    

Jeffrey Hause is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Creighton University.