Reclaiming Moral Agency The Moral Philosophy of Albert the

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Reclaiming Moral Agency The Moral Philosophy of Albert the Great ❮KINDLE❯ ❄ Reclaiming Moral Agency The Moral Philosophy of Albert the Great Author Stanley B. Cunningham – Thomashillier.co.uk This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the moral philosophy Albert the Great 1200 1280 the first and only such undertaking in English It lays out what is with rare exceptions an unknown ignore This book provides a comprehensive Agency The Kindle Ó analysis of the moral philosophy Albert the Great the first and only such undertaking in English It lays out what is with rare exceptions an unknown ignored or poorly understood Reclaiming Moral PDF/EPUB or aspect of Albert's humanism It also fills in a major lacuna in both the history of medieval philosophy and the wider history of moral theoryPrior to Albert most medieval thinkers refused to acknowledge the very existence of natural Moral Agency The Epub Ú moral goodness They believed that one could not perform good acts without God's infused graces Albert was the first to establish in a systematic fashion the value of naturally acuired virtue natural law and the virtue dependent states Moral Agency The Moral Philosophy MOBI :↠ of friendship and natural happiness and their importance in a human lifetime To achieve this he undertook the elaboration of a rigorous moral philosophyThese findings stand in contrast to an old clich that Albert the Great was a scholar of enormous erudition an impressive assembler of learning and scientific information but deficient when it came to elaborating a systematic philosophical or theological theory of his own This book deflates that myth It demonstrates that Albert Moral Agency The Moral Philosophy MOBI :↠ was eager to produce a rigorously organized philosophy of moral goodness and for the most part succeeded in that aimThis book opens with a comprehensive introduction that is unprecedented in Albertinian scholarship It uncovers certain parallels between the career of modern virtue theory ethics and Albert's historical situation in such a way as to help the modern reader understand developments in the mid thirteenth century This book also makes possible a closer study of Thomas Auinas's material dependence upon Albert's ethical conceptsABOUT THE AUTHORStanley B Cunningham is professor emeritus at the University of Windsor where he taught philosophy and communication studies His previously published works include The Idea of Propaganda A Reconstruction PRAISE FOR THE BOOKCunningham's study of Albert's importance to the development of moral philosophy is to be recommended Albert's place in the history of philosophy is still not generally appreciated and this book provides the sort of investigation needed to foster such appreciation The result is a significant contribution to the history of medieval moral thought as well as an important historical source study for those interested in modern virtue theory Michael W Tkacz Philosophy in ReviewStanley Cunningham has written an accessible and philosophically astute volume on the early ethics and virtue theory of the Dominican Albertus Magnus Cunningham provides clarity on the earliest period of Albert's ethical philosophy and argues that it was Albert and not Thomas Auinas who broke with his predecessors in constructing a philosophy rather than a theology of human action virtue and natural law With Cunningham's fine work in hand we are better prepared to evaluate Albert's philosophical contribution on ethics John Inglis Journal of Ecclesiastical HistoryThe philosophy and theology of St Albert the Great is not so well known or appreciated by the scholarly world as it should be; Stanley Cunningham's excellent book on Albert's moral philosophy could not therefore be welcome Cunningham has provided us with an account of Albert's ethics that will be of service to scholars for many years to come I recommend this work highly Steven Baldner Journal of Theological StudiesStanley Cunningham has written an accessible and philosophically astute volume on the early ethics and virtue theory of the Dominican Albertus Magnus Cunningham provides clarity on the earliest period of Albert's ethical philosophy With Cunningham's fine work in hand we are better prepared to evaluate Albert.