Event as Act: the Procedure of Moral Act in the Teachings of Aristotle, Thomas A...

Event as Act: the Procedure of Moral Act in the Teachings of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Duns Scotus

Oleg E. Dushin
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The article considers the problem of understanding the event as a strategy of the act, the study being focused on the moral act procedures presented in the ethical teachings of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus, which makes it possible to differentiate the initial attitudes and ways of realizing human behaviour in terms of priority of the intellect or the will. As a result, it is argued that the Aristotelian-Thomist intellectualist-discursive concept of morality explicates clear understanding of ethical behavioural strategies as the implementation of the permanent evential outline of life of a noble moral personality, while the voluntaristic position of Duns Scotus allows us to explain the reactive nature of an individual’s actions, which, in turn, acquire the status of truly exclusive events.
Oleg E. Dushin
Doctor of Science in Philosophy, Professor
St Petersburg State University
St Petersburg, Russia
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event, act, will, intelligence, moral act, moral behaviour
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Dushin, O. “Event as Act: the Procedure of Moral Act in the Teachings of Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Duns Scotus.” Historia Provinciae – The Journal of Regional History, vol. 3, no. 4 (2019): 1246–1268,

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