Aristotle's Ethics and Medieval Philosophy

Aristotle's Ethics and Medieval Philosophy

Moral Goodness and Practical Wisdom

Celano, Anthony J.

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics had a profound influence on generations of later philosophers, not only in the ancient era but also in the medieval period and beyond. Anthony Celano's study explores how medieval authors recast Aristotle's Ethics according to their own moral ideals.
Preface; 1. Preliminary considerations; 2. Practical wisdom in the moral theory of Aristotle; 3. The moral theories of William of Auxerre and Philip the Chancellor; 4. The earliest Medieval Latin commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics; 5. The early moral works of Albert the Great; 6. Happiness, prudence and moral reasoning in the later works of Albert the Great; 7. Thomas Aquinas and Bonaventure on the understanding of moral goodness; 8. Two commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics in the late thirteenth century; 9. Conclusion.