In Brian Davies & Brian Leftow (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Anselm. Cambridge University Press. pp. 222-56 (2004)
There is a real question about whether Anselm developed anything like a systematic ethical theory.1 Indeed, scholars have sometimes suggested that his treatment of ethical matters consists in little more than recapitulation of ethical principles implicit in Scripture or transmitted to him by Christian thinkers such as Augustine and Boethius.2 The truth of the matter, however, is quite the opposite. Although it is easy to overlook the systematic nature of Anselm’s ethical theorizing, as well as its genuine originality, his contribution to medieval ethical theory is considerable. Admittedly, none of his philosophical or theological works is devoted to the systematic presentation of ethical issues; nor is there much novelty to be found in them at the level of specific ethical principles. Nonetheless, it is possible to extract from his works..
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
The Naming of Father and Son in Saint Anselm's Monologion 38–42.John R. Fortin - 2006 - International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (2):161-170.
Reading Anselm's Proslogion: The History of Anselm's Argument and its Significance Today.Ian Logan - 2008 - Ashgate.
Anselm on Truth.Thomas Williams & Sandra Visser - 2005 - In Brian Leftow & Brian Davies (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Anselm. Cambridge University Press. pp. 204-221.
Anselm on Truth.Alice Ramos - 2009 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 83:183-197.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads105 ( #48,239 of 2,177,852 )
Recent downloads (6 months)16 ( #18,956 of 2,177,852 )
How can I increase my downloads?