The Discovery of a Normative Theory of Justice in Medieval Philosophy: On the Reception and Further Development of Aristotle???s Theory of Justice by St. Thomas Aquinas
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Medieval Philosophy and Theology 9 (1):1-14 (2000)
Aristotle earns the distinction of having put forward the first comprehensive philosophical theory of justice. After the end of the antique world, St. Thomas Aquinas was the first philosopher and theologian to return to Aristotles theory of justice. This will be followed by a summary of the core aspects of Aquinass treatise on law and political theory, and explicated accordingly
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