The Cardinal Virtues
Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance
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Cardinal Virtues by Saint Thomas Aquinas
Book DescriptionRichard J. Regan's new translation of texts from Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologica IIII--on the virtues prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance--combines accuracy with an accessibility unmatched by previous presentations of these texts. While remaining true to Aquinas' Latin and preserving a question-and-answer format, the translation judiciously omits references and citations unessential to the primary argument. It thereby clears a path through the original especially suitable for beginning students of Aquinas. Regan's Introduction carefully situates Aquinas' analysis of these virtues within the greater ethical system of the Summa Theologica , and each selection is introduced by a thoughtful headnote. A glossary of key terms and a select bibliography are also included.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872207462
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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This new translation of a short, classic, early work of Aquinas, which nevertheless offers an elegant and sophisticated exposition of many themes to which he returned in later works, offers more the reader more aids -- including notes and a commentary -- than does any other translation.
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Author Biography - Saint Thomas Aquinas
Richard J. Regan is Professor of Political Science, Fordham University.
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