245. What Comes Naturally: Ethics in Albert and Aquinas

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Natural and supernatural virtue and happiness in Thomas Aquinas and his teacher, Albert the Great.



Further Reading

• E.M. Atkins and T. Williams (eds and trans), Aquinas: Disputed Questions on the Virtues (Cambridge: 2005).

• J.A. Osterle (trans.), Thomas Aquinas: Treatise on Happiness (Notre Dame: 1964).


• A. Celano, “The Concept of Worldly Beatitude in the Writings of Thomas Aquinas,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 25 (1987), 215-26.

• S.B. Cunningham, Reclaiming Moral Agency: The Moral Philosophy of Albert the Great (Washington DC: 2008).

• T. Hoffmann, J. Müller, and M. Perkams (eds), Aquinas and the Nicomachean Ethics (Cambridge: 2013).

• J. Marenbon, Pagans and Philosophers: the Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz (Princeton: 2015),

•  R. Konyndyk DeYoung, C. McCluskey and C. Van Dyke, Aquinas’s Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations, Moral Theory, and Theological Context (Notre Dame: 2009).

• MacDonald, Scott, and Stump, Eleonore (eds.), Aquinas’s Moral Theory: Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann (Ithaca: 1998)

• R. McInerny, Ethica Thomistica: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas (Washington DC: 1997).

• S. Pope (ed.), The Ethics of Aquinas (Washington DC: 2002).


Stanford Encyclopedia: Aquinas' Moral and Political Philosophy


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