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Eleonore Stump

Robert J. Henle, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University


In the history of the Christian intellectual tradition, the account by Thomas Aquinas of the moral life, the virtues, and other such things, is very different from the account sketched in the Preview. Aquinas’s approach to the moral life emphasizes love, second-personal relations with the deity, and an account of justice that offers no maximum account of what in justice is owed to the poor. My article on Aquinas’s ethics - Aquinas on the Passions - is a kind of response to Professor Biggar’s approach to the moral life.