Aquinas's Commentaries on Aristotle

Aquinas's Commentaries on Aristotle

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St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1224-1274), Catholic theologican and philosopher, has long been regarded as the greatest of the medieval philosopher-theologians. Amongst the vast ouput of his work, estimated at around 8 million words, can be found his commentaries on Aristotelian treatises. The strength in Aquinas's commentaries lies in his systematic examination of the basic principles whilst bringing the theories into line with Christian and contemporary scientific thought. Aquinas draws upon Aristotle's writings to form his own conclusions of philosophical and religious thinking. An example of this can be found in his commentary of "Metaphysics", in which he analyzes the metaphysical problems and also provides a statement of his own metaphysics, providing new theories not found in Aristotle. Aquinas's commentaries have maintained the importance of Aristotle's thinking in Western philosophy. Each volume has the full text of Aristotle with Bekker numbers, followed by the commentary of St Thomas, plus cross-references using an easily accessible mode of refering to Aristotle in the Commentary. Originally published and distributed by Dumb Ox Books in the USA only.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2568 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Thoemmes Continuum
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Latin
  • 1855068230
  • 9781855068230

Table of contents

Vol 1 Commentary on Aritotle's "Physics", Thomas Aquinas, translation by Richard J. Blackwell, Richard J. Spath and W. Edmund Thirlkel, introduced by Vernon J. Bourke. Vol 2 Commentary on Aritotle's "Metaphysics", Thomas Aquinas, translation and introduction by John P. Rowan, preface by Ralph McInerny. Vol 3 Commentary on Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics", Thomas Aquinas, translation by C.I. Litzinger, O.P., foreward by Ralph McInerny. Vol 4 Commentary on Aristotle's "De Anima", Thomas Aquinas, translation by Kenelm Foster, O.P. and Silvester Humphries, O.P., introduction by Ralph McInerny.
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