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Passion and Action in Aquinas

Susan James

in Passion and Action

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198250135
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597794 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250134.003.0003
 Passion and Action in Aquinas

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The Aristotelian analysis discussed in Ch. 2 is taken up by Aquinas, who adapts it to fit a Christian framework. Aquinas modifies and elaborates Aristotle's account of the active and passive aspects of the soul, and produces a novel analysis of its passions. This continued to exert an enormous influence on seventeenth‐century theorists, who did not altogether reject the assumptions of their Scholastic predecessors.

Keywords: Aquinas; Christianity; passions; Scholasticism; soul

Chapter.  9414 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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