"It is very difficult to bring a historical philosopher into dialogue with present-day philosophers without evident signs of strain. Jean Porter brings off this difficult feat with aplomb in Justice as a Virtue: A Thomistic Perspective. She moves back and forth with ease between an exhaustive knowledge and penetrating interpretation of Thomas's texts and the discussions taking place in philosophy today on the same and related topics. A very impressive achievement."
University of Colorado
"An elegant, deeply learned book on the foundations of Aquinas's moral theory. Jean Porter mixes, as few scholars can, a broad historical perspective and a serious engagement with contemporary problems in philosophy and theology."
Stephen J. Pope
"This is a must-read for anyone who wants to think deeply about our obligations to one another, the roles of both nature and nurture in moral formation, and the centrality of justice to the good life."
Edward L. Krasevac, OP
Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology
"A clear, cogent analysis. . . . Porter continues her magisterial reflections begun in Nature as Reasonon natural law and its relation to the cardinal virtues, but now with a focus on justice. Her analysis of the structural dynamics of the will and how they illuminate the character of justice is one of the most illuminating parts of this book."
"An excellent work crafted by a first-rate scholar. . . . Anyone interested in Thomas Aquinas, justice theories, or virtue ethics will greatly benefit from reading this volume. For students of Thomistic moral theology, Justice as a Virtue is a must read."
"This is Porter's best book so far, particularly as a fulsome and faithful treatment of the theological ethics of Aquinas. . . . It demonstrates clearly why Aquinas remains, even (or perhaps especially) in our contemporary context, the best source for thinking about morality."