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Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Virtue Ethics by J. Budziszewski

By J. Budziszewski

even though St Thomas Aquinas famously claimed that his Summa Theologiae was once written for 'beginners', modern readers locate it strangely tough. Now, amid a surge of curiosity in advantage ethics J. Budziszewski clarifies and analyzes the text's demanding arguments in regards to the ethical, highbrow, and non secular virtues, with a focus at the advantage of justice. In what could be the 1st modern remark on Aquinas's advantage ethics, he juxtaposes the unique textual content with paraphrase and exact dialogue, guiding us via its complicated arguments and classical rhetorical figures. keeping track of modern philosophical matters, he contextualizes one of many maximum advantage theorists in historical past and brings Aquinas into the interdisciplinary debates of this present day. His brisk and transparent type illuminates the main an important of Aquinas' writings on ethical personality and courses us in the course of the labyrinth of this tough yet pivotal work.

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