6. The Non-Aristotelian Character of Aquinas's Ethics: Aquinas on the Passions

  1. Sarah Coakley
  1. Eleonore Stump

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch6

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

Faith, Rationality, and the Passions

How to Cite

Stump, E. (2012) The Non-Aristotelian Character of Aquinas's Ethics: Aquinas on the Passions, in Faith, Rationality, and the Passions (ed S. Coakley), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118321997.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444361933

Online ISBN: 9781118321997

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Keywords:

  • non-Aristotelian character of Aquinas's ethics, Aquinas on the passions;
  • Aquinas as Aristotelian in his philosophy;
  • Aquinas's account of moral virtue, virtue with correct election;
  • Aquinas's ethics, fundamentally Aristotelian almost scholarly dogma;
  • Aquinas's account of virtues, not Aristotelian;
  • the virtues around which ethics being based, virtues infused by God;
  • Aquinas's three-layered theory of moral dispositions;
  • Hume recognizing, the human capability of mind-reading;
  • cheerful countenance, as sensible complacency/serenity in mind;
  • emotions, as essential to ethical life and God

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Aquinas's Ethics is Not Aristotelian

  • Aquinas's Three-Layered Theory of Moral Dispositions

  • The Second-Personal in Aquinas's Ethics

  • Passion: Sense Appetite and Intellect

  • Conclusion