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By J.C. Doig

Is Aquinas's Sententia libri Ethicorum an interpretation of Aristotle according to `principles of Christian ethics'? Or can we have in that paintings a presentation of the root of Aquinas's ethical philosophy? Professor Doig solutions those questions via an exam of the historic context in which the Sententia used to be composed.
In Chapters 1-2, the work's function as a corrective of previous commentaries is tested. bankruptcy three, by way of analyzing philosophy at Paris among 1215 and 1283, finds that the suggestion through Aquinas of a ethical philosophy may were unexceptional. bankruptcy 4's research of the foundations underlying the ethical concept of the Sententia makes obvious that they have been appeared through Aquinas as either philosophical and Aristotelian. The date to be assigned the composition of the Sententia is studied in bankruptcy five, and the end is drawn, that with a few chance, the Sententia is its author's ultimate suggestion of ethical doctrines. The last bankruptcy deals a precis of that ethical philosophy opposed to the old heritage introduced out earlier.

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