Aquinas provides an in-depth analysis of basic philosophical concepts in the thought of Aquinas. These concepts include: being, essence, existence, form, matter, truth, goodness, freedom and necessity, knowledge, willing and choosing, and right action. These ideas are approached from an analytical point of view but the analysis is not exceedingly technical, which allows beginners to follow the discussion.
John Peterson (Ph.D.) is Professor of Philosophy in the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of Realism and Logical Atomism (1976), Introduction to Scholastic Realism (1999), and critical papers in a dozen philosophical journals.
Chapter 1 1. Change and its Causes Chapter 2 2. Being Chapter 3 3. Truth Chapter 4 4. Universals Chapter 5 5. Persons Chapter 6 6. Ethics