A journal of academic theology

Quaestio Disputata the Recovery of Aquinas’s Action Theory: A Reply to William Murphy

The article addresses a recent claim regarding Aquinas’s understanding of voluntary human action; namely, that moral species is determined by an object that functions as the proximate end of a chosen behavior. This reply examines the context of the argument, the text on which the argument is said to be based, and Aquinas’s more specific texts in regard to formulating a moral intention to an end and choosing a way to accomplish that end.