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The Philosophy of Aquinas

Christopher Shields and Robert Pasnau


Beginning with a brief overview of Aquinas’s life and philosophical career, the authors introduce his overarching explanatory framework in order to provide the necessary background to his philosophical investigations across a wide range of areas: rational theology, metaphysics, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of mind, and ethical and political theory. The volume presents a systematic introduction to the principal areas of his philosophy, attending no less to his methods and argumentative strategies than to his ultimate conclusions. The authors aim to equip philosophers new to Aquinas wi ... More

Keywords: Thomas Aquinas, metaphysics, rational theology, virtue ethics, medieval philosophy, natural law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199301232
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Shields, author
Shuster Professor of Philosophy and Concurrent Professor of Classics, University of Notre Dame

Robert Pasnau, author
Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder