Aquinas’s complex web

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Abstract

One reason why Aquinas rises to the level of a great philosopher is the sophisticated way in which he weaves together disparate elements from multiple sources and traditions to establish his conclusions. This chapter focuses on three such cases: Aquinas’s argument for the unicity of substantial form, his use of Aristotelian virtue theory as a foundation for an account of Christian virtue, and finally the pedagogical project that serves to unify the whole of Aquinas’s wide-ranging Summa theologiae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhat makes a Philosopher Great?
Subtitle of host publicationThirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages86-103
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781317386841
ISBN (Print)9781138936157
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Hause, J. (2017). Aquinas’s complex web. In What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers (pp. 86-103). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315676999