Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose
- ISBN: 9781108477994
- Published By: Cambridge University Press
- Published: January 2020
This monumental, line-by-line commentary makes Thomas Aquinas's classic Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose accessible to all readers. Budziszewski illuminates arguments that even specialists find challenging: What is happiness? Is it something that we have, feel, or do? Does it lie in such things as wealth, power, fame, having friends, or knowing God? Can it actually be attained? This book's luminous prose makes Aquinas's treatise transparent, bringing to light profound underlying issues concerning knowledge, meaning, human psychology, and even the nature of reality.
- Brings Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose to life with clear explanations, examples, and applications to everyday life, in order to make a difficult text accessible and engaging
- Responds to the enormous recent blossoming of interest in the study of happiness
- Will have unusually broad appeal for those interested in philosophy, theology, ethics, psychology and the social sciences generally - and for all readers interested in the meaning and purpose of human life