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Summary Medieval ethics is based on the life and workings of the Greek philosophers Aristotle and Plato and their philosophical teachings. But also, on the teachings of the Christian belief and varies other religions like Islam and Judaism. Islamic and Jewish philosophers are a vital part to make us understand how the Medieval world functioned. Christian faith alone would not be sufficient to fulfill the need to understand Medieval ethics, and would falsely show the picture of life in this time period. 
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  1. Doing Public Philosophy in the Middle Ages? On the Philosophical Potential of Medieval Devotional Texts.Amber L. Griffioen - 2022 - Res Philosophica 99 (2):241-274.
    Medieval and early modern devotional works rarely receive serious treatment from philosophers, even those working in the subfields of philosophy of religion or the history of ideas. In this article, I examine one medieval devotional work in particular—the Middle High German image- and verse-program, Christus und die minnende Seele (CMS)—and I argue that it can plausibly be viewed as a form of medieval public philosophy, one that both exhibited and encouraged philosophical innovation. I address a few objections to my proposal—namely, (...)
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  2. al-Ārāʼ al-akhlāqīyah bayna al-Maʻarrī wa-Shūbinhawir.Āmāl ʻAlī Shawkī - 2021 - ʻAmmān: Dār al-Ayyām lil-Nashr wa-al-Tawzīʻ.
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  3. The Reception of Greek Ethics in Late Antiquity and Byzantium.Sophia A. Xenophontos & Anna Marmodoro (eds.) - 2021 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    Authored by an interdisciplinary team of experts, including historians, classicists, philosophers and theologians, this original collection of essays offers the first authoritative analysis of the multifaceted reception of Greek ethics in late antiquity and Byzantium, opening up a hitherto under-explored topic in the history of Greek philosophy. The essays discuss the sophisticated ways in which moral themes and controversies from antiquity were reinvigorated and transformed by later authors to align with their philosophical and religious outlook in each period. Topics examined (...)
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  4. Sinderesi: la conoscenza immediata dei principi morali tra Medioevo e prima età moderna.Marialucrezia Leone - 2020 - Canterano (RM): Aracne editrice.
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  5. On morals or Concerning education.Theodoros Metochites - 2020 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
    Theodore Metochites, a distinguished figure in the intellectual and political landscape of the early Palaiologan period (1261-1341), was born in Constantinople in 1270. The On Morals or Concerning Education is an extensive disquisition about the significance and status of cultural education (paideia) in the context of Palaiologan society. The oration might also be seen at least partly as an autobiographical narrative exposing Metochites's inner reflections and anxieties. The On Morals belongs to the genre of the protreptikos, a hortatory speech designed (...)
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  6. Un appello al sultano Bayezid II di un latino convertito all’Islam ed uno “Psefisma” di Isidoro di Kiev per la concordia universale.Franco Bacchelli - 2019 - In Fabrizio Amerini, Simone Fellina & Andrea Strazzoni (eds.), Tra antichità e modernità. Studi di storia della filosofia medievale e rinascimentale. Parma: E-theca OnLineOpenAccess Edizioni. pp. 641-656.
    This paper contains the first edition of a Latin poem preserved in cod. Barb. gr. 127, written by a Latin converted to Islam who urges the Sultan Bayezid II to come in Italy and to establish in Rome a “Universal Monarchy”. In the appendix it is provided the Italian translation of an utopian text by Isidor of Kiev, dealing with a future general gathering of the Hellenes to promote a more general council composed by wise men coming from all lands, (...)
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  7. Aquinas's eschatological ethics and the virtue of temperance.Matthew Levering - 2019 - Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.
    In Aquinas's Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance, Matthew Levering argues that Catholic ethics make sense only in light of the biblical worldview that Jesus has inaugurated the kingdom of God by pouring out his spirit. Jesus has made it possible for us to know and obey God's law for human flourishing as individuals and communities. He has reoriented our lives toward the goal of beatific communion with him in charity, which affects the exercise of the moral virtues that (...)
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  8. A Paz e o Direito de Guerra em Álvaro Pais e Diogo Lopes Rebelo.José Meirinhos - 2019 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 75 (3):1825-1850.
    Alvarus Pelagius’ Speculum regum and Diogo Lopes Rebelo’s De republica gubernanda per regem are “mirrors for princes”, dedicated to monarchs of whom, in light of the common good envisaged by their governance, a virtuous line of action was expected. Both texts echo St. Augustine’s discussion, in book XIX of De civitate Dei, of peace as the end to which any and the whole human community aspires. The preservation of peace, as a means for the king to accomplish the common good, (...)
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  9. Peccatum pessimum. L’ira nella Moralis philosophia di Ruggero Bacone.Silvana Vecchio - 2019 - In Fabrizio Amerini, Simone Fellina & Andrea Strazzoni (eds.), Tra antichità e modernità. Studi di storia della filosofia medievale e rinascimentale. Parma: E-theca OnLineOpenAccess Edizioni. pp. 372-394.
    The analysis of the moral doctrines contained in the Moralis philosophia of Roger Bacon reveals the central place reserved to the vice of anger. Bacon considers it a very serious sin, which goes against the human nature and makes many devastating effects on individuals and their social relations. Bacon’s moral doctrines are based on a source that has been recently rediscovered, Seneca’s De ira. Bacon is one of the first authors to quote extensively that work. Bacon’s enthusiasm for the Latin (...)
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  10. The Medical Cosmology of Halakha: The Expert, the Physician, and the Sick Person on Shabbat in the Shulchan Aruch.Zackary Berger - 2018 - Studies in Judaism, Humanities, and the Social Sciences 1 (2).
    One of the best-known principles of halakha is that Shabbat is violated to save a life. Who does this saving and how do we know that a life is in danger? What categories of illness violate Shabbat and who decides? A historical-sociological analysis of the roles played by Jew, non-Jew, and physician according to the approach of “medical cosmology” can help us understand the differences in the approach of the Shulchan Aruch compared to later decisors (e.g., the Mishnah Berurah). Such (...)
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  11. Medieval Christian and Islamic Mysticism and the Problem of a 'Mystical Ethics'.Amber L. Griffioen & Mohammad Sadegh Zahedi - 2018 - In Thomas Williams (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Ethics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 280-305.
    In this chapter, we examine a few potential problems when inquiring into the ethics of medieval Christian and Islamic mystical traditions: First, there are terminological and methodological worries about defining mysticism and doing comparative philosophy in general. Second, assuming that the Divine represents the highest Good in such traditions, and given the apophaticism on the part of many mystics in both religions, there is a question of whether or not such traditions can provide a coherent theory of value. Finally, the (...)
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  12. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Ethics.Thomas Williams (ed.) - 2018 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Ethics was a central preoccupation of medieval philosophers, and medieval ethical thought is rich, diverse, and inventive. Yet standard histories of ethics often skip quickly over the medievals, and histories of medieval philosophy often fail to do justice to the centrality of ethical concerns in medieval thought. This volume presents the full range of medieval ethics in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy in a way that is accessible to a non-specialist and reveals the liveliness and sophistication of medieval ethical thought. (...)
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  13. Бартоліні, Марія Ґрація. «Пізнай самого себе»: неоплатонічні джерела в творчості Г. С. Сковороди, переклад з італійської Мар’яни Прокопович та Катерини Новікової (Київ: Академперіодика, 2017), 157 с. [REVIEW]Larysa Dovga - 2017 - Kyivan Academy 14:213-218.
    Вихід у світ перекладу праці Марії Ґрації Бартоліні, відомої італійської славістки та дослідниці українських ранньомодерних текстів, не залишиться поза увагою тих, хто цікавиться історією вітчизняної культури, а тим більш її вивчає. На це є декілька причин. По-перше, ця праця є методологічно цілком новаторською на тлі величезного наукового та науково-популярного доробку, присвяченого творчості Григорія Сковороди. По-друге, авторка не лише декларує давно назрілу потребу «розсіяти стереотипи… про народний, несистематичний характер його рефлексії» (c. 5), а й успішно це здійснює. По-третє, джерела, на які (...)
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  14. The virtuous life: Thomas Aquinas on the theological nature of moral virtues: a collection of studies presented at fifth international conference of the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht at Utrecht December 16-19, 2015. [REVIEW]Harm J. M. J. Goris & Henk J. M. Schoot (eds.) - 2017 - Leuven: Peeters.
    This book is devoted to the so-called moral virtues, especially those moral virtues of which Christian tradition upholds that they are given by God to the faithful. For instance patience, humility and justice. There are not only different interpretations of these infused moral virutes, but it is also not unambiguous in the theology of Aquinas how these virtues are related to the virtues human beings acquire on their own accord. What is the relationship with Scripture, how do these virtues clour (...)
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  15. Narrative, Casuistry, and the Function of Conscience in Thomas Aquinas.Stephen Chanderbhan - 2016 - Diametros 47:1-18.
    Both the function of one’s conscience, as Thomas Aquinas understands it, and the work of casuistry in general involve deliberating about which universal moral principles are applicable in particular cases. Thus, understanding how conscience can function better also indicates how casuistry might be done better – both on Thomistic terms, at least. I claim that, given Aquinas’ descriptions of certain parts of prudence and the role of moral virtue in practical knowledge, understanding particular cases more as narratives, or parts of (...)
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  16. Soberania popular na crise do século XIV e o surgimento do conceito forte de soberania: Marsílio de Pádua, Guilherme de Ockham e Jean Bodin.Saulo de Matos - 2016 - RiHumSo Revista de Investigación Del Departamento de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales 1 (10):94-119.
    This article analyzes the significance of the concepts “sovereignty” and “popular sovereignty” regarding the construction of modern law. Modern law isdefined in this study as a language of subjective rights (claim, liberty, power and immunity) and therefore has a nomological and authoritative character. The shift from low Middle-age to the beginning of Modernity seems to be the decisive period to understand the construction of modern law, due to the reception of Aristotle’s political writings and Roman law, aside from the rejection (...)
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  17. "Ratio practica" e "ratio civilis": studi di etica e politica medievali per Giancarlo Garfagnini.Anna Rodolfi & Gian Carlo Garfagnini (eds.) - 2016 - Pisa: Edizioni ETS.
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  18. Reappraising the Manual Tradition.Brian Besong - 2015 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 89 (4):557-584.
    Following the Second Vatican Council, the predominant trend in Catholic moral theology has been decidedly antagonistic toward the tradition that dominated moral theology before the Council, namely the use and formulation of ecclesiastically-approved “manuals” or “handbooks” of moral theology, the contents of which chiefly involved general precepts of morally good and bad behavior as well as the extension of those precepts to particular cases. In this paper, I will oppose the dominant anti-manual trend. More particularly, I will first sketch what (...)
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  19. Aquinas on the Infused Virtues and Human Happiness: A Preliminary Study.Timothy López - 2015 - In H. Goris, L. Hendriks & H. J. M. Schoot (eds.), Faith, Hope and Love: Thomas Aquinas on Living by the Theological Virtues. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishing. pp. 91-105.
    Contemporary scholars routinely cast Aquinas’s imperfect happiness of this life as one of only acquired virtue, yet the Scholastics of the Late Renaissance all saw this happiness as one of acquired or infused virtue. This dispute goes unspoken today, as does the question it raises, namely, whether the infused virtues, rather than offer supernatural happiness only in the afterlife, offer it now even in this life. Further unsettled is why this question is even worth asking. I argue it is worth (...)
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  20. Friedensethik im frühen Mittelalter: Theologie zwischen Kritik und Legitimation von Gewalt.Gerhard Beestermöller (ed.) - 2014 - Münster: Aschendorff.
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  21. Words, Swords, and truth: The folks of Heroism and Beowulf on screen.Mary R. Bowman - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  22. Plastic Pagans: Viking human sacrifice in film and television.Harry Brown - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  23. Living memory and the long dead: The ethics of laugh at the Middle Ages.Louise D'arcens - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  24. Ethics and Medievalism.Karl Fugelso (ed.) - 2014 - Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer.
    Ethics in post-medieval responses to the Middle Ages form the main focus of this volume. The six opening essays tackle such issues as the legitimacy of reinventing medieval customs and ideas, at what point the production and enjoyment of caricaturizing the Middle Ages become inappropriate, how medievalists treat disadvantaged communities, and the tension between political action and ethics in medievalism. The eight subsequent articles then build on this foundation as they concentrate on capitalist motives for melding superficially incompatible narratives in (...)
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  25. We Wol Sleen this False Traytor Deeth": The search for immortality in Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale and J.K. Rowling's The Deathly Hallows.Alison Gulley - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  26. Meat Puzzles: Beowulf and Horror Film.Nickolas Haydock - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  27. Justice human and divine: Ethics in Margaret Frazer's Medievalist Dame frevisee series.Lisa Hicks & Lesley E. Jacobs - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  28. Socialism and translation: The folks of William Morris's Beowulf.Michael R. Kightley - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  29. Intention or accident? Charles Alfred Stothard's Monumental Effigies of Great Britain.Phillip Lindley - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  30. Bringing elsewhere home: A song for Ice and Fires' Ethics of disability.Pascal J. Massie & Lauryn S. Mayer - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  31. The Dark Ages of the Mind: Eugenics, Amnesia, and Historiopgrahy in Dan Brown's Inferno.Kevin Moberly & Brent Moberly - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  32. What if the Giants returned to albion for vengeance? Crusade and the mythic other in the Knights of the Nine expansion to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.Jason Pitruzzello - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  33. Alberto Magno e o tratado De Prudentia.Matteo Raschietti - 2014 - Mirabilia 19 (2):246-258.
  34. The song remains the same: Crossing intersections to create an entical world via an adaptation of Everyman for everyone.Carol L. Robinson, Daniel-Raymond Nadon & Nancy M. Resh - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  35. The ehtical movement of Daenerys Targaryen.Christopher Roman - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  36. The dangers of the search for authenticity? The ethics of Hallowe'en.M. J. Toswell - 2014 - In Karl Fugelso (ed.), Ethics and Medievalism. D.S. Brewer.
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  37. What Lucifer Wanted: Anselm, Aquinas, and Scotus on the Object of the First Evil Choice.Giorgio Pini - 2013 - Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy 1 (1):61-82.
    This paper discusses the views of three medieval thinkers—Anselm, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus—about a specific aspect of the problem of evil, which can be dubbed ‘the Lucifer problem’. What was the object of the first evil choice? What could entice a perfectly rational agent placed in ideal circumstances into doing evil? Those thinkers agreed that Lucifer wanted to be happier, but while Anselm thought that that was something Lucifer could achieve by his natural powers, Aquinas held that it (...)
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  38. Between Creativity and Norm-Making: Tensions in the Early Modern Era.Sigrid Müller & Cornelia Schweiger (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    This volume deals with contrasting developments in the period between 1400-1550.
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  39. Sengoku Bushō No Bigaku =.Yūkō Kitakage - 2011 - Bensei Shuppan.
    誰もが、突然遭遇する絶対危機に幾年月、耐えなければならない。艱難辛苦に、冷静に対処する不屈の精神をいかに鍛えるか。生死を賭して戦った戦国武将の言動は、乱世が鍛え上げた日本人の心身の美学である。.
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  40. The Second-Person Perspective in Aquinas’s Ethics: Virtues and Gifts.Andrew Pinsent - 2011 - Routledge.
    The mystery of Aquinas's virtue ethics -- The gifts as second-personal dispositions -- Virtues and the second-person perspective -- The fruition of the virtues and gifts -- Conclusions and implications.
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  41. Η ηθική φιλοσοφία του Guillelmus Ockhamiensis [Guillelmus Ockhamiensis on Ethics].Athanasia Theodoropoulou - 2011 - Ηθική (8):17-27.
  42. Etiche antiche, etiche moderne. Temi di discussione.Stefano Bacin (ed.) - 2010 - Il Mulino.
    The volume contains 10 chapters on 5 main issues of philosophical ethics: Relative/Absolute, Natural/Normative, Value/Values, Reason/Passions, Commands/Counsels. Each issue is examined in two chapters, the first one dealing with ancient (or medieval) philosophical positions, and the second one dealing with modern or contemporary debates.
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  43. The Problem of Negligent Omissions: Medieval Action Theories to the Rescue.Michael Barnwell - 2010 - Brill.
    Introduction : what's the problem? -- The problem may lurk in Aristotle's ethics -- Aristotle's akratic : foreshadowing a solution -- A negligent omission at the root of all sinfulness : Anselm and the Devil -- Negligent vs. non-negligent : a Thomistic distinction directing us toward a solution -- Can I have your divided attention? : Scotus, indistinct intellections, and type-1 negligent omissions almost solved -- I can't get you out of my mind : Scotus, lingering indistinct intellections, and type-2 (...)
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  44. A Syriac Encyclopaedia of Aristotelian Philosophy: Barhebraeus (13th C.), Butyrum Sapientiae, Books of Ethics, Economy, and Politics: A Critical Edition, with Introduction, Translation, Commentary, and Glossaries.Nanne Pieter George Joosse - 2004 - Brill.
    This publication deals with the practical philosophy in Barhebraeus's enclyclopaedia of Aristotelian wisdom "Butyrum sapientiae". The three Syriac books on Ethics, Politics and Economy are unique and the only specimens of its kind, surviving in the Syriac language and literature.
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  45. A Syriac Encyclopaedia of Aristotelian Philosophy: Barhebraeus Butyrum Sapientiae Books of Ethics, Economy and Politics.Peter Joosse - 2004 - Brill.
    This publication deals with the practical philosophy in Barhebraeus's enclyclopaedia of Aristotelian wisdom "Butyrum sapientiae". The three Syriac books on Ethics, Politics and Economy are unique and the only specimens of its kind, surviving in the Syriac language and literature.
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  46. Ethics and Political Philosophy.Arthur Stephen McGrade, John Kilcullen & M. S. Kempshall (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    The eagerly-awaited second volume of The Cambridge Translations of Medieval Philosophical Texts will allow scholars and students access for the first time in English to major texts in ethics and political thought from one of the most fruitful periods of speculation and analysis in the history of western thought. Beginning with Albert the Great, who introduced the Latin west to the challenging moral philosophy and natural science of Aristotle, and concluding with the first substantial presentation in English of the revolutionary (...)
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  47. The Ethics of al-Razi.Thérèse-Anne Druart - 1997 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 6 (1):47-72.
  48. A Course in Thomistic Ethics.Dennis Q. McInerny - 1997 - D.Q. Mcinerny.
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  49. Aquinas on Human Action: A Theory of Practice.Ralph McInerny - 1992 - Catholic University Press.
    A patient and faithful working of primary Thomistic texts, this volume.
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  50. Abailard's Ethics.Peter Abelard - 1935 - Richwood Pub. Co..
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