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Commentary Arist Nichomachean

Commentary Arist Nichomachean

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Thomas Aquinas was introduced to the "new" aristotle at the University of Naples and, after becoming a Dominican, studied under Albert the Great at Cologne and edited Albert's commentary on the Ethics of Aristotle. Throughout his career, Thomas exhibits a more-than-ordinary interest in the philosophy of Aristotle and an ever-deeper appreciation of it. Nonetheless, it was relatively late in his short life that he composed a dozen commentaries on Aristotelian works, spurred on, doubtless, by the controversial uses to which Aristotle was put by those in the Faculty of Arts at Paris who are variously called Latin Averroists or Heterodox Aristotelians. These commentaries are among the most careful, helpful, and insighful ever written on the text of Aristotle. It is sometimes mistakenly thought that in them Thomas was somehow "baptizing" Aristotle, wrenching his thought into conformity with Christian doctrine. No one who reads the commenaries could long entertain this libelous view of them.

The translation of Thomas's Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics made by Father Litzinger has long been out of print. It is here reprinted in a somewhat altered form. The translation itself stands as Litzinger produced it, but the presentation of the Aristotelian text, with accurate identification of Bekker numbers, as well as the mode of referring to Aristotle in the commentary, have been changed so that the commentary can function better as a commentary.

Dumb Ox Books have brought out all the Aristiotelian commentaries in English.

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ISBN/Code: 1883357500

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