Thomas Aquinas: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives

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Bibliography

1. Primary Sources

The most authoritative listing of Aquinas's works in English is I. T. Eschmann, “A Catalogue of St. Thomas's Works: Bibliographical Notes, ” in The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, by Étienne Gilson (New York: Random House, 1956). It is supplemented by “A Brief Catalogue of Authentic Works, ” in Friar Thomas D'Aquino, by James A. Weisheipl (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1974; republished with Corrigenda and Addenda, Washington, D. C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1983).

The definitive edition of Aquinas's writings is currently being published by the Leonine Commission, established by Pope Leo XIII in 1880, which has now produced volumes containing Aquinas's most important works: Sancti Thomae Aquinatis Doctoris Angelici, Opera Omnia, Iussu Leonis XIII (Rome: Vatican Polyglot Press, 1882–). Publications of Aquinas's writings prior to the Leonine edition include the Parma edition (Opera Omnia [Parma: Fiaccadori, 1852–73]) and the Vivès edition (Opera Omnia [Paris: Vivès, 1871–82]). Most of Aquinas's writings have also been published in manual size by the Casa Marietti (Turin and Rome). Students of Aquinas should also consult R. Busa, Index Thomisticus (Stuttgart and Bad Cannstatt: Frommann-Holzboog, 1974– 80), which provides a text of Aquinas's writings and a useful, if somewhat unwieldy, way to search for terms used by him.

A substantial amount of Aquinas's writing still remains untranslated into English. There are, however, some currently available English editions of a number of his more important works. To date, the best English edition of the Summa theologiae (with notes and commentaries) is the Blackfriars edition, 61 vols., Latin and English with notes and introductions (London: Eyre and Spottiswoode; New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1964–80). Unfortunately, however, this translation is sometimes unreliable. For a more literal render

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  • Title Page *
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • Contributors xiii
  • Thomas Aquinas *
  • Introduction 3
  • Notes *
  • 1 - The Commentary of St. Thomas on the De Caelo of Aristotle 37
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  • 2 - Matter and Actuality in Aquinas 61
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  • 3 - The Logic of Being in Thomas Aquinas 77
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  • 4 - The Realism of Aquinas 97
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  • 5 - Natural Reason in the Summa Contra Gentiles 117
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  • 6 - The Esse/essentia Argument in Aquinas's De Ente Et Essentia 141
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  • 7 - The Five Ways 159
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  • 8 - Aquinas on What God is Not 227
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  • 9 - Aquinas Wittgenstein 243
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  • 10 - Man = Body + Soul Aquinas's Arithmetic of Human Nature 257
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  • 11 - Intellect and Will 275
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  • 12 - Being and Goodness 295
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  • 13 - Law and Politics 325
  • Notes 336
  • 14 - Aquinas on Good Sense 339
  • 15 - Aquinas on the Passions 353
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  • A Chronological List of Aquinas's Writings 385
  • Bibliography 389
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