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Aquinas: Basic Works

Aquinas: Basic Works

Thomas Aquinas
Edited by Jeffrey Hause and Robert Pasnau

March 2014 - 736 pp. - Series: The Hackett Aquinas

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Drawn from a wide range of writings and featuring state-of-the-art translations, Basic Works offers convenient access to Thomas Aquinas' most important discussions of nature, being and essence, divine and human nature, and ethics and human action. The translations all capture Aquinas's sharp, transparent style and display terminological consistency. Many were originally published in the acclaimed translation-cum-commentary series The Hackett Aquinas, edited by Robert Pasnau and Jeffrey Hause. Others appear here for the first time: Eleonore Stump and Stephen Chanderbahn’s translation of On the Principles of Nature, Peter King’s translation of On Being and Essence, and Thomas Williams’ translations of the treatises On Happiness and On Human Acts from the Summa theologiae.

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Drawn from a wide range of writings and featuring state-of-the-art translations, Basic Works offers convenient access to Thomas Aquinas' most important discussions of nature, being and essence, divine and human nature, and ethics and human action.
 
The translations all capture Aquinas's sharp, transparent style and display terminological consistency. Many were originally published in the acclaimed translation-cum-commentary series The Hackett Aquinas, edited by Robert Pasnau and Jeffrey Hause. Others appear here for the first time: Eleonore Stump and Stephen Chanderbahn’s translation of On the Principles of Nature, Peter King’s translation of On Being and Essence, and Thomas Williams’ translations of the treatises On Happiness and On Human Acts from the Summa theologiae.
 
Basic Works will enable students to immerse themselves in Aquinas’s thought by offering his fundamental works without internal abridgements. It will also appeal to anyone in search of an up-to-date, one-volume collection containing Aquinas' essential philosophical contributions—from the Five Ways to the immortality of the soul, and from the nature of happiness to virtue theory, and on to natural law.

 

Reviews:

"An excellent anthology well-suited for university courses on Aquinas' philosophy. The translations are clear and tend to be fairly literal. Scholars who appreciate the old pre-Vatican II translation of Summa Theologiae by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province for its accuracy but not its archaisms will find this anthology refreshing.
     "Perhaps the best way to praise this book . . . is to say that I use [it] in the classroom and intend to continue to do so. Without revolutionizing the teaching of philosophy and theology at my university, it makes most sense to teach a philosophy class on Aquinas in a way that focuses on his more overtly philosophical work. The text-selections and high-quality translations of Basic Works are well-suited for his pedagogical task."
     —Thomas M. Ward, Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University, in Comitatus

 

About the Authors:

Jeffrey Hause is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Creighton University.
 
Robert Pasnau is Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado.


Contents:

 List of Articles
Introduction
Acknowledgments

I. Philosophical Foundations


On the Principles of Nature
    translated by Eleonore Stump and Stephen Chanderbhan


On Being and Essence
    translated by Peter King


II. God and Human Nature


The Treatise on the Divine Nature (Summa Theologiae I.1–13)
    translated by Brian J. Shanley, O.P.


The Treatise on Human Nature (Summa Theologiae I.75–86)
    translated by Robert Pasnau

 
III. Ethics and Human Action


The Treatise on Happiness (Summa Theologiae I-II.1–5)
    translated by Thomas Williams

 

The Treatise on Human Acts (Summa Theologiae I-II.6–21)
    translated by Thomas Williams

 

Disputed Questions on Virtue
    translated by Jeffrey Hause and Claudia Eisen Murphy

 

The Treatise on Law (Summa Theologiae I-II.90–97)
    translated by Richard J. Regan

 
Bibliography
Index

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