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Utrum Felix Indigeat Amicis: The Reception Of The Aristotelian Theory Of Friendship At The Arts Faculty In Paris

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The Aristotelian theory of friendship is outlined in books 8 and 9 of the Nicomachean Ethics, forming a precise textual block. Analysis of the unedited commentaries made at the Paris Arts Faculty on these books sheds further light on the doctrinal context of the condemnation of 1277 as far as ethical issues are concerned, and also on the idea of a philosophical life. This chapter provides a study of the way in which the commentaries once called Averroist deal with some particular hints in these two books of the Ethics. It focuses especially on problems raised by the establishment of a theory of human friendship without God?s love as its grounds and on the reduction of the ambit of Aristotelian friendship carried on in these commentaries. In the Summa theologiae, Thomas Aquinas raises the question of whether perfection in Christian life is achieved through charity.

Keywords: Aristotelian theory of friendship; Averroist; condemnation of 1277; Nicomachean Ethics; Paris Arts Faculty; Summa theologiae; Thomas Aquinas



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