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Weakness of the Will in Medieval Thought: From Augustine to Buridan (Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters) [Hardcover]

By Risto Saarinen (Author)
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This book sets out to examine the medieval understanding of Aristotle's famous discussion of "weakness of the will" (akrasia, incontinentia) in the seventh book of his Nicomachean Ethics. The medieval views are outlined primarily on the basis of the commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics by Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, Walter Burley, Gerald Odonis and John Buridan. An investigation of the earlier Augustinian discussion concerning reluctant actions (invitus facere) rounds out the study. The recent studies of weakness of the will have neglected the medieval philosophers. The present volume fills this gap in historical research and shows that especially the conceptual refinement of the fourteenth-century discussion makes contributions that are comparable to those of twentieth-century philosophers.



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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   207
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.6" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004099948  
ISBN13  9789004099944  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Risto Saarinen (Dr. theol., Dr. phil., University of Helsinki) is professor of ecumenical theology at the University of Helsinki in Helskinki, Finland, and an honorary professor at the University of Aarhus. He is also an ordained pastor of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church and an editorial board member for "Dialog: A Journal of Theology" and "Pro Ecclesia."

Risto Saarinen has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Helsinki.

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How come you do the bad thing? You should Know better!  Apr 21, 2008
This gives "the Aquinas Two-Step" account of how it is we first will "non ex electionis" and then choose bound (eligens).The book shows that Aquinas's solution is coherent and true but gives Buridan's and Scotus's and others accounts which fill out why Aquinas's is to be preferred. Its the old bait and switch - only self administered. It also explains the Fall of the Angels - how God could be identified as good but not as my
good on the basis of preferring a more immediate pleasure. What is not brought out so much is how the will acts remotely together with the mind's natural tendencies(in the Major of the Practical Premise)then proximately in its tendency to the singular (in the Minor Premise)
 

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