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This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Thomas Aquinas
- Thomas Aquinas: Moral Philosophy
- Aquinas: Philosophical Theology
- Thomas Aquinas: Political Philosophy
- Aquinas: Metaphysics
This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Aquinas than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
- Thomas Aquinas, part 1: rediscovering a father of modernity
- Thomas Aquinas, part 2: the mind as soul
- Thomas Aquinas, part 3: scripture, reason and the being of God
- Thomas Aquinas, part 4: how did the world begin?
- Thomas Aquinas, part 5: what does it mean to be human?
- Thomas Aquinas, part 6: natural law
- Thomas Aquinas, part 7: the question of evil
- Thomas Aquinas, part 8: Thomas for today
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
The History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
- The Ox Heard Round the World: Thomas Aquinas
- Everybody Needs Some Body: Aquinas on Soul and Knowledge
- What Comes Naturally: Ethics in Albert and Aquinas
- What Pleases the Prince: The Rule of Law
- Onward, Christian Soldiers: Just War Theory
- Scott MacDonald on Aquinas
In Our Time
New Books in Philosophy
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos aimed at beginners.
BBC Radio 4
Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)
This section features longer videos and lectures.
- Medieval Philosophy: Thomas Aquinas (Playlist)
- Aquinas and Happiness: A Lecture by Dr. Jennifer Frey
- Aquinas and the Life of the Mind, Stephen Brock
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See this list of the best books on Aquinas.
See this selection of key quotes by Aquinas.
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