Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas

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Catholic University of America Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 129 pages
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McInerny revisits the basics of Thomas's teachings and offers a brief, intelligible, and persuasive summary.

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User Review  - Jordan - Goodreads

By no means for beginners. Were I a complete newcomer to philosophy in general or Thomistic thought in particular, this book would have been impenetrable. Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Mason - Goodreads

A basic breakdown of the moral philosophy of Thomas Aquinas. Text seems to shift from accessible to convoluted and back again every few pages, making it a relatively inconsistent read. Translations of Aquinas are well done, but rarely included throughout the text. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Ralph McInerny was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 24, 1929. He served in the Marine Corps in the late 1940s. He received a bachelor's degree from St. Paul Seminary in 1951, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1952 and a doctorate in philosophy from Laval University in Quebec in 1954. He was a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty from 1955 until 2009. He gained international renown as a scholar, author and lecturer who specialized in the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. During his academic career, he was the Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies and director of the Jacques Maritain Center at the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and publisher of Catholic Dossier magazine and co-founder of Crisis magazine. His philosophical works include Aquinas on Human Action, The Question of Christian Ethics, and Aquinas and Analogy. His novels include the Father Dowling Mystery series, an Andrew Broom Mystery series, and the Sister Mary Teresa Mystery series. He also wrote under the pseudonyms of Harry Austin, Matthew FitzRalph, Ernan Mackey, Edward Mackin, and Monica Quill. He died on January 29, 2010 at the age of 80.

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