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    Aquinas on Limits to Political Responsibility for Virtue.Michael J. Sweeney - 2009 - Review of Metaphysics 62 (4):819-847.
    Al-Farabi saw himself as inheriting from Aristotle the problem of limits to political responsibility for virtue. If the state possesses the authority to habituate citizens to virtue, what are the limits to that responsibility? Aristotle establishes two main limits: the family and the size of the state. Al-Farabi rejects both. Thomas Aquinas’s view of marriage as a sacrament, on the other hand, reinforces the Aristotelian position that the family is the most basic limit to public responsibility for virtue. In fact, (...)
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    Philosophy and Jihād: Al-Fārābī on Compulsion to Happiness.Michael J. Sweeney - 2007 - Review of Metaphysics 60 (3):543-572.
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    Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on Intellect: Their Cosmologies, Theories of Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect.Michael J. Sweeney - 1994 - Review of Metaphysics 48 (1):130-132.
    Davidson aims at recovering the notion of intellect in the larger cosmic scheme which it occupied for these three Islamic philosophers. This applies particularly to their assimilation of Aristotle's active intellect, to which they assign a place in the hierarchy of incorporeal substances below God and above the sublunar world, and to which they add the roles of being at least a contributing cause of sublunar existence, prophecy, immortality, the highest state of human happiness, as well as the one role (...)
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    Stat Rosa Pristina Margine.Michael J. Sweeney - 1998 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 72:255-269.
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  5. Justice Through Diversity?: A Philosophical and Theological Debate.Michael J. Sweeney (ed.) - 2016 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Justice Through Diversity brings together a Who’s Who of contemporary scholars in an attempt to understand one of the central commitments in the modern world.
     
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