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Commentary on Aristotle's Physics [Aristotelian Commentary Series] [Paperback]

By Thomas Aquinas (Author), Thomas (Author) & W. Edmund Thirlkel (Translator)
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Item description for Commentary on Aristotle's Physics [Aristotelian Commentary Series] by Thomas Aquinas, Thomas & W. Edmund Thirlkel...

This commentary exhibits the familiar technique of the commentaries on Aristotle, a technique to be found in Thomas's bibical commentaries as well. The order of the division of the text is the principle of manifestation. The primary purpose is to get clear as to what Aristotle taught and why. As commentator, Thomas is both objective and empathetic. The commentary continues the discourse found in the text.

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The fine editions of the Aristotelian Commentary Series make available long out-of-print commentaries of St. Thomas on Aristotle. Each volume has the full text of Aristotle with Bekker numbers, followed by the commentary of St. Thomas, cross-referenced using an easily accessible mode of referring to Aristotle in the Commentary.

Each volume is beautifully printed and bound using the finest materials. All copies are printed on acid-free paper and Smyth sewn. They will last.

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Studio: Dumb Ox Books
Pages   670
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.75" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   2.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 1999
Publisher   St. Augustines Dumb Ox Books
Edition  Rev  
ISBN  1883357764  
ISBN13  9781883357764  

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More About Thomas Aquinas, Thomas & W. Edmund Thirlkel

Thomas Aquinas Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) lived at a critical juncture of western culture when the arrival of the Aristotelian corpus in Latin translation reopened the question of the relation between faith and reason, calling into question the modus vivendi that had obtained for centuries. This crisis flared up just as universities were being founded. Thomas, after early studies at Montecassino, moved on to the University of Naples in 1244, where he met members of the new Dominican Order. It was at Naples too that Thomas had his first extended contact with the new learning. When he joined the Dominican Order he went north to study with Albertus Magnus, author of a paraphrase of the Aristotelian corpus. Thomas completed his studies at the University of Paris, which had been formed out of the monastic schools on the Left Bank and the cathedral school at Notre Dame. In two stints as a regent master Thomas defended the mendicant orders and, of greater historical importance, countered both the Averroistic interpretations of Aristotle and the Franciscan tendency to reject Greek philosophy. The result was a new modus vivendi between faith and philosophy which survived until the rise of the new physics. The Catholic Church has over the centuries regularly and consistently reaffirmed the central importance of Thomas's work for understanding its teachings concerning the Christian revelation, and his close textual commentaries on Aristotle represent a cultural resource which is now receiving increased recognition.

He was formally canonized in 1323.

Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 and died in 1274.

Thomas Aquinas has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Aristotelian Commentary Series
  2. Dumb Ox Books' Aristotelian Commentaries
  3. Fathers of the Church: Mediaeval Continuation
  4. Notre Dame Series in the Great Books
  5. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  6. Penguin Classics
  7. Saints Lives
  8. St. Thomas Aquinas
  9. Summa Contra Gentiles
  10. Summa Theologiae (Cambridge University Press)
  11. Thomas Aquinas in Translation

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A Masterpiece. Exhaustive and Complete!  Apr 6, 2000
If you enjoy Aristotle and Aquinas and would like to gain a better understanding on Aristotle's work titled "Physics," then this is definitely a book you need to own. While there are literally hundreds of titles in print and out of print (but able to be found) on Aristotle's physics, there is no book that matches this one. This is yet another example of the "dumb ox" rising to the occasion again. Aquinas takes Aristotle's "Physics" lecture by lecture (i.e. passage by passage) and comments on what Aristotle is espousing. This is 638 pages of great detail, philosophy, and comments by one of the greatest philosophers in philosophical history (Aquinas), about one of the greatest philosopher's work. The work is translated by Blackwell, Spath, and Thirlkel, and has a forward written by one of the most renown Thomistic scholars of our day, namely, Ralph McInerny. The translators have done a wonderful job of taking a difficult topic and language and making it easy to read and simple to follow. Aquinas breaks down all of Aristotle's arguments, writings, comments, etc. into helpful and easy to understand comments. Furthermore, Aquinas takes words/phrases that are used by Aristotle and explains their context, intent, and meaning. Anybody who is familiar with Aquinas knows that Aquinas can say more in less than most if not all of the greatest philosophers. Therefore, if you want a commentary that will exhaustively explain Aristotle's "Physics" then look no further.

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