Title: Newman's Criticism of Aristotle's Thesis that Science is Superior to Ethics
Authors: Dudley, John # ×
Issue Date: 2011
Series Title: Angelicum vol:88 pages:465-479
Abstract: In this article I aim to show that the fundamental reason for the disorientation of modern technology is acceptance of the belief, inherited from Aristotle, that knowledge is superior to moral action. I briefly trace the immense influence of this doctrine across the ages. I contrast the Aristotelian standpoint with the Christian view whereby man's intellect and knowledge are instruments of value only insofar as they are used by man to lead a good moral life. I attempt to refute the Aristotelian standpoint philosophically and to show that Newman contributed significantly to the argument against the Aristotelian view.
ISSN: 1123-5772
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
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