A Whig History of Ethics: A Review of "The Invention of Autonomy" by J. B. Schneewind [Book Review]

Journal of Religious Ethics 29 (1):175 - 197 (2001)
Abstract
J. B. Schneewind's "The Invention of Autonomy" has been hailed as a major interpretation of modern moral thought. Schneewind's narrative, however, elides several serious interpretive issues, particularly in the transition from late medieval to early modern thought. This results in potentially distorted accounts of Thomas Aquinas, Hugo Grotius, and G. W. Leibniz. Since these thinkers play a crucial role in Schneewind's argument, uncertainty over their work calls into question at least some of Schneewind's larger agenda for the history of ethics
Keywords Leibniz  Schneewind  Grotius  natural law  history of ethics  Aquinas
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