By Ralph M. McInerny
First released fifteen years ago, Ethica Thomistica is widely known as one of many most interesting introductions to St. Thomas's ethical philosophy. even though the publication has been out of print for a number of years, students and scholars nonetheless confer with it because the general source on Thomistic ethics. during this much-anticipated, revised variation, Ralph McInerny revisits the fundamentals of Thomas's teachings and gives a short, intelligible, and persuasive precis.
Chapters: Morality and Human existence; the great for guy; final finish and ethical rules; The constitution of the Human Act; reliable and Evil motion; personality and selection; Prudence and moral sense; faith and Morality
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ralph McInerny is Michael P. Grace Professor of Medieval reviews and director of the Jacques Maritain middle on the college of Notre Dame, the place he has taught for the reason that 1955. he's founder and writer of Catholic file magazine; cofounder of Crisis magazine; and writer of numerous books released via CUA Press, together with Aquinas on Human Action (1992), The query of Christian Ethics (1993), and Aquinas and Analogy (1996).
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
"Remarkable for its moderation and customary experience. . . . [McInerny] quickly sketches chosen issues from Thomistic ethical pondering: what distinguishes the ethical actions of guy, what's special of ethical goodness (in Aristotle and in Aquinas), an research of functional cause relating to typical legislations, the bases for judging stable and evil ethical activities, the jobs of mind and should in voluntary job, the paintings of virtues as elements of ethical personality, the features of prudence and judgment of right and wrong, and at last the relation of ethics to spiritual trust. . . . For the person that wants a brief and comprehensible advent to this topic, this little booklet could be suggested as readable and reliable."―Vernon J. Bourke, Speculum
"An vital contribution either to ethical philosophy and to its instructing. . . . [McInerny] has placed us all in his debt by way of writing it."―Alasdair MacIntyre, Teaching Philosophy
"A transparent, thorough and readable creation to the idea of 1 of the highbrow giants of the Catholic ethical tradition."―National Catholic Register