David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Thomas Williams Note: This is a preprint of my introduction to the forthcoming translation by Margaret Atkins of Thomas Aquinas’s Disputed Questions on the Virtues (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy). The basic procedure was simple. The topic would be announced in advance so that everyone could prepare an arsenal of clever arguments. When the faculty and students had gathered, the professor would offer a brief introduction and state his thesis. All morning long an appointed graduate student would take objections from the audience and defend the professor’s thesis against those objections. (And if the graduate student began to flounder, the professor was allowed to help him out.) A secretary would take shorthand notes. The next day the group would reassemble. This time it would be the professor’s job to summarise the arguments on both sides and give his own response to the question at issue. The whole thing would be written up, either in a rough-and-tumble version deriving from the secretary’s notes or in a more carefully crafted and edited version prepared by the professor himself. Records of such academic exercises have come down to us under the title ‘disputed questions’.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Thomas Williams (2005). Aquinas in Dialogue with Contemporary Philosophy. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 79 (3):483-491.
Alexander Lucie-Smith (2010). Thomas Aquinas, Disputed Questions on the Virtues, Edited by E. M. Atkins and Thomas Williams, Translated by E.M. Atkins. [REVIEW] Heythrop Journal 51 (2):329-330.
John Inglis (1999). Aquinas's Replication of the Acquired Moral Virtues: Rethinking the Standard Philosophical Interpretation of Moral Virtue in Aquinas. Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (1):3 - 27.
Thomas (2002). Political Writings. Cambridge University Press.
Charles Edward Hopkin (1982). The Share of Thomas Aquinas in the Growth of the Witchcraft Delusion. Ams Press.
Lucy A. Quatrella & Diane Keyser Wentworth (1995). Students' Perceptions of Unequal Status Dating Relationships in Academia. Ethics and Behavior 5 (3):249 – 259.
M. W. F. Stone (2001). The Angelic Doctor and the Stagirite: Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary 'Aristotelian' Ethics. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (1):97–128.
Brian Davies (ed.) (2002). Thomas Aquinas: Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives. Oxford University Press.
Thomas (2005). Thomas Aquinas: Disputed Questions on the Virtues. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads22 ( #64,940 of 1,018,119 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #65,321 of 1,018,119 )
How can I increase my downloads?