Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas's Ethics
Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas's Ethics  -     By: John Bowlin
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Contingency and Fortune in Aquinas's Ethics

Cambridge University Press / 1999 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 250
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9.1 X 6 X 0.7 (inches)
ISBN: 0521620198
ISBN-13: 9780521620192
Series: Cambridge Studies in Religion and Critical Thought

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Bowlin argues that the strength of Aquinas' moral theology is his assumption about our common lot: the good we desire is difficult to know and to will, particularly because of contingencies of various kinds--within ourselves, in the ends and objects we pursue, and in the circumstances of choice. Since contingencies are fortune's effects, Aquinas insists that fortune makes good choice difficult. Bowlin explores Aquinas' treatment of virtue, agency, and happiness in this context, and places him more precisely in the history of ethics, among Aristotle, Augustine, and the Stoics.

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