Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose

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J. Budziszewski
  • Cambridge: 
    Cambridge University Press
    , January
     800 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Jonathan Edelmann forthcoming.


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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

J. Budziszewski studies the ethical foundations of law, society, and government. He has published numerous books on a variety of topics, most notably centered on the tradition of classical natural law and on Thomas Aquinas.



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