Item description for Elements of Philosophy: A Compendium for Philosophers and Theologians by William A. Wallace...
Overview A summary of basics for student and seminarian.
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Studio: Alba House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher Alba House
ISBN 0818903457 ISBN13 9780818903458
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Exception Guide to Thomistic Philosophy Jan 11, 2009
This book is quite possibly the best overview of Thomistic philosophy available today. In a relatively short space nearly all aspects of philosophy are covered in detail, including an outline of the discipline, philosophy of various related fields (ie, philosophy of science, etc), and a history of philosophy.
The book draws its authority from the New Catholic Encyclopaedia, as the book is a condensed version of the philosophy articles contained in the encyclopaedia. Wallace was editor of philosophy in the encyclopedia, and thus well placed to accomplish this task of synthesis.
The book is dense, and rightly so - the scope of the material is staggering. Wallace eases the burden on the reader by providing references to the appropriate articles in the encyclopaedia, where each portion of the book is treated at greater length.
It is difficult to over-state the importance of this book for any Thomist, Aristotelian, or Catholic working in philosophy or theology. It should occupy a prominent place on the shelves of anyone who values precision and depth of thought.