Treatise on Happiness

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The Treatise on Happiness and the accompanying Treatise on Human Acts comprise the first twenty-one questions of I-II of the Summa Theologiae. From his careful consideration of what true happiness is, to his comprehensive discussion of how it can be attained, St. Thomas Aquinas offers a challenging and classic statement of the goals of human life, both ultimate and proximate.

This translation presents in accurate, consistent, contemporary English the great Christian thinker’s enduring contributions on the subject of man’s happiness.

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  • Book Chapter

Alternate Title
  • Treatise on Happiness

  • Thomas Aquinas

  • John A. Oesterle

Date Created
  • 1984-01-01

  • 224 pages

  • 9780268093655

  • University of Notre Dame Press

Publication Date
  • 1984-01-01

  • Will

  • Religion

  • History

  • Voluntary

  • Aquinas

  • Morality

  • Happiness

  • Philosophy

Subject (Library of Congress)
  • Happiness–Moral and ethical aspects–Early works to 1800

  • Christian ethics–Early works to 1800

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