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Wisdom, Law, and Virtue: Essays in Thomistic Ethics

Lawrence Dewan


The focus of this book is morals—how human beings should live their lives. For this book (and Thomas Aquinas) “morals” is “the journey of the rational creature toward God.” While philosophical considerations are central here, Christian revelation and its truth constitute an enveloping context. The chapters in this book are chapters which treat the history of philosophy as a development that proceeds by deepening appreciation of basic questions rather than the constant replacement of one worldview by another. Thus, the book finds forebears in Plat ... More

Keywords: morals, Thomas Aquinas, God, Christian revelation, history of philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Boethius, suicide

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823227969
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823227969.001.0001


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Universal Considerations

The Will and Its Act

Natural Law

Legal Justice

Various Virtues

Methodological Postscript