The Difficult Good: A Thomistic Approach to Moral Conflict and Human Happiness - McInerny, Daniel J.
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The claim that human agents are vulnerable to tragic conflict, situations in which one cannot help but do wrong, is a commonplace in contemporary moral philosophy. This book draws on Thomas Aquinas's moral thought in order to delineate an alternative view. While affirming that the human good can be attained only through difficulty, including the difficulty of moral conflict, it argues that Aquinas's understanding of a natural, hierarchical ordering of human goods allows for the rational resolution of moral conflict in a way that avoids tragic necessity.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The claim that human agents are vulnerable to tragic conflict, situations in which one cannot help but do wrong, is a commonplace in contemporary moral philosophy. This book draws on Thomas Aquinas's moral thought in order to delineate an alternative view. While affirming that the human good can be attained only through difficulty, including the difficulty of moral conflict, it argues that Aquinas's understanding of a natural, hierarchical ordering of human goods allows for the rational resolution of moral conflict in a way that avoids tragic necessity.
  • Produktdetails
  • Moral Philosophy and Moral The Nr.6
  • Verlag: FORDHAM UNIV PR
  • Seitenzahl: 212
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juni 2006
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 228mm x 161mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 481g
  • ISBN-13: 9780823226214
  • ISBN-10: 0823226212
  • Artikelnr.: 22441750
Autorenporträt
Daniel McInerny is Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.