A journal of academic theology

Martha Nussbaum and Thomas Aquinas on the Emotions


[Martha Nussbaum in her Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions presents a philosophical theory of emotions that interacts with contemporary research in other sciences. Although she has drawn upon the same Aristotelian and Stoic sources as did Thomas Aquinas, she pays scarce attention to his work. The purpose of this present article is to explore the extent to which Nussbaum’s book could profit from closer utilization of Aquinas, and, at the same time, could broaden the insights of Aquinas’s work.]