A History of Western Philosophy: The Medieval mind
A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.
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In conformity with his Aristotelian model, Thomas classified the virtues as
intellectual and moral. The former "perfect the speculative intellect for the
consideration of truth"; the latter "perfect the appetitive part of the soul by directing
it to the good ...
That the theological virtues are faith, hope, and love17 Thomas knew on the
authority of St. Paul,d and from Thomas' point of view, any account of the moral
life that failed to give primacy to these three virtues could not possibly be correct.
Hence the theological virtue of love, insofar as we attain it at all, is supernaturally
induced in us by God's grace. Even though the theological virtues are thus
radically different from the natural virtues, Thomas held that the former
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The Mysticism of Paul
God the Creator
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