Paperback / softback
November 1, 2012
9780813221083
English
253
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.84 Pounds (US)
$24.95 USD
v2.1 Reference

Aquinas on Human Action

A Theory of Practice

A patient and faithful working of primary Thomistic texts, this volume presents a systematic and unified character of Aquinas's theory of moral agency as it relates to human action. Focusing especially on the Summa theologiae, Ralph McInerny carefully argues that Aquinas's theory of moral action stands up to contemporary needs and remains
adequate against contemporary criticism. This lively and incisive study by a first-rate scholar demonstrates a breadth of knowledge of Aquinas in a novel, yet scholarly, fashion.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Ralph McInerny was Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies in the department of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He cofounded Crisis magazine and was author of several books published by CUA Press, namely, the bestselling Ethica Thomistica, The Question of Christian Ethics, Boethius and Aquinas, and Praeambula Fidei.



PRAISE FOR THE ORIGINAL EDITION:

"Writing with admirable clarity, McInerny has produced a text faithful to the rigor of Aquinas's thinking and intelligible even to people with no special philosophical background. Aquinas would surely have approved."—International Philosophical Quarterly

"Simple while sophisticated, rigorous while engaging, introductory while leading one into the very heart of human action as Aquinas assimilates Aristotle and Augustine—all these qualities characterize this book by a master practitioner of moral philosophy."—Journal of Theological Studies

"A standard exposition of Aquinas's theory of moral action. McInerny covers themes such as human acts, happiness and the good, the structure of the moral act, freedom and coercion, means and ends, exterior and interior acts, the place of reason, conscience, natural law, and practical reasoning. . . . [McInerny] makes an excellent case for the restoration of the authority of Thomas Aquinas to a prominent place in contemporary ethical theory, especially among moral theologians."—Thomist


About the Author

Ralph McInerny was Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval Studies in the department of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He cofounded Crisis magazine and was author of several books published by CUA Press, namely, the bestselling Ethica Thomistica, The Question of Christian Ethics, Boethius and Aquinas, and Praeambula Fidei.

9780813221083 : aquinas-on-human-action-mcinerny
Paperback / softback
253 Pages
$24.95 USD

Other Titles by Ralph McInerny McInerny

Boethius and Aquinas

Ralph McInerny McInerny, Ralph McInerny McInerny, Ralph McInerny McInerny, Ralph McInerny
Nov 2012 - The Catholic University of America Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Medieval

Aquinas on Imitation of Nature

Wojciech Golubiewski
Jan 2022 - The Catholic University of America Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback

The Christian Structure of Politics

William McCormick
Dec 2021 - The Catholic University of America Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback

The Byzantine Platonists, 284-1453

edited by Frederick Lauritzen, Sarah Klitenic Wear
Oct 2021 - The Catholic University of America Press
$65.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in Western philosophy: Medieval & Renaissance, c 500 to c 1600

Perfecting Human Actions

John Michael Rziha
Jul 2021 - The Catholic University of America Press
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Cusanus

Peter J. Casarella
Aug 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
$79.95 USD - Hardback
$34.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Aquinas on Emotion's Participation in Reason

Nicholas Kahm
Feb 2019 - The Catholic University of America Press
$75.00 USD - Hardback