• Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good

Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good

Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good

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  • Author
    Mary M Keys
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date
    18 September 2006

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Aquinas Aristotle And The Promise Of The Common Good

  • Author

    Mary M Keys

  • Date Published

    18 September 2006

  • Publisher

    Cambridge University Press

  • Pages

    255 pages

  • ISBN

    0521864739

Book Description

Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good claims that contemporary theory and practice have much to gain from engaging Aquinas's normative concept of the common good and his way of reconciling religion, philosophy, and politics. Examining the relationship between personal and common goods, and the relation of virtue and law to both, Mary M. Keys shows why Aquinas should be read in addition to Aristotle on these perennial questions. She focuses on Aquinas's Commentaries as mediating statements between Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Politics and, Aquinas's own Summa Theologiae, showing how this serves as the missing link for grasping Aquinas's understanding of Aristotle's thought, in relation to Aquinas's own considered views. Keys argues provocatively that Aquinas's Christian faith opens up new panoramas and possibilities for philosophical inquiry and insights into ethics and politics. Her book shows how religious faith can assist sound philosophical inquiry into the foundation and proper purposes of society and politics.

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