The philosophy of Thomas Aquinas : introductory readings /

Main Author: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Other Authors: Martin, Christopher.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1988.
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Martin provides in this book a short but effective introduction to Thomas Aquinas. A third of it consists of clear and succinct explanations of some of Thomas's main ideas. The readings are relatively few and long, taken mostly from the commentaries and the less widely available works--hard going for most undergraduates. The selection emphasizes logical issues, as did Mary T. Clark in An Aquinas Reader (1972), which gives many fairly short and readable selections fom the whole range of Thomas's writings, complete with introductory sections that are insightful and brief. The two books could be used together advantageously by advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Martin's Latin-English and English-Latin glossaries are helpful, although occasionally tendentious. Recommended. G. J. Dalcourt Seton Hall University

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