Aquinas on Being, Goodness, and God

2015.08.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Hughes, Aquinas on Being, Goodness, and God, Routledge, 2015, 370pp., $150.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415346443.
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2015.08.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Christopher Hughes, Aquinas on Being, Goodness, and God, Routledge, 2015, 370pp., $150.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415346443. Reviewed by Adam Wood, Wheaton College "This book is full of arguments," says Christopher Hughes, a few lines into his preface. And so it is. Many of the arguments are either Aquinas's own or Hughes's reconstructions of how Thomas's arguments might have gone. Far more numerous, however, are Hughes's own arguments against the plausibility of Aquinas's views or the cogency of his reasoning on their behalf. Indeed, so persistent is Hughes in critically evaluating features of Aquinas's thought that his work reminded me, more than anything, of another book full of arguments: William de la Mare's Correctorium fratris Thomae. In this late-1270s work, the English Franciscan sets about explaining why over one hundred propositions from Aquinas's Sentences commentary, disputed and quodlibetal questions,. . .

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