In this Book
- Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics
- Published by: Fordham University Press
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While philosophical considerations are central here, Christian revelation and its truth constitute an enveloping context. These essays treat the history of philosophy as a development that proceeds by deepening appreciation of basic questions rather than the constant replacement of one worldview by another. Thus, the author finds forebears in Plato and Aristotle, in Augustine and Boethius, and especially in Aquinas.
Written over a period of more than thirty years, the essays collected here treat both perennial issues in philosophy and such current questions as suicide as a weapon of war, the death penalty, and lying. Above all, they present the wisdom, the sapiential vision, that makes morals possible.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 10: St. Thomas and the Causes of Free Choice
- pp. 175-185
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