|Ethics, philosophy: ethics is concerned with the evaluation and justification of actions and ultimately a justification of morality. See also good, values, norms, actions, deontology, deontic logic, consequentialism, morals, motives, reasons, action theory._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Thomas Aquinas on Ethics - Dictionary of Arguments
Höffe I 146
Ethics/Thomas Aquinas/Höffe: In his ethics Thomas Aquinas tries to bring various Aristotelian doctrines into the unity which is missing in his model, and which he also consciously avoids.
Nicomachean ethics: [Thomas Aquinas] takes from Aristotle's (...) main writing, Nicomachean ethics, both the theory of action - human action strives for a goal - and the associated thought of the highest and at the same time most comprehensive goal, happiness (beatitudo).
Striving for happiness: In connection with the teleology of physics, it represents the idea of a natural striving (desiderium naturale) for happiness. His ethics thus remains, in Greek terms, eudaimonistic, which has an impact on political thinking. Its guiding principle is the common good (bonum commune). >Happiness/Thomas Aquinas._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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