David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 17 (1):123 - 149 (1989)
This essay compares Aquinas' understanding of the precepts of justice with the various accounts of moral rules developed in the debate over proportionalism among contemporary moral theologians. It is argued that both sides in this debate oversimplify Aquinas' account of moral rules so drastically as to misread him. Moreover, it is argued that because Aquinas' account reflects a sense of the communal context for moral discernment, it is superior to both traditionalism and proportionalism.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jean Porter (1995). Moral Action and Christian Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
John Inglis (1999). Aquinas's Replication of the Acquired Moral Virtues: Rethinking the Standard Philosophical Interpretation of Moral Virtue in Aquinas. Journal of Religious Ethics 27 (1):3 - 27.
Jeffrey Hause (2007). Aquinas on the Function of Moral Virtue. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (1):1-20.
Tobias Hoffmann (2003). Moral Action as Human Action: End and Object in Aquinas in Comparison with Abelard, Lombard, Albert, and Scotus. The Thomist 67 (1):73–94.
M. V. Dougherty (2004). Moral Dilemmas and Moral Luck. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 78:233-246.
Chrisoula Andreou (2007). Morality and Psychology. Philosophy Compass 2 (1):46–55.
Jean Porter (1998). Review: Recent Studies in Aquinas's Virtue Ethic: A Review Essay. [REVIEW] Journal of Religious Ethics 26 (1):189 - 215.
Tobias Hoffmann (2006). Aquinas on the Moral Progress of the Weak Willed. In Tobias Hoffmann, Jörn Müller & Matthias Perkams (eds.), The Problem of Weakness of Will in Medieval Philosophy. Peeters.
Michael B. Gill & Shaun Nichols (2008). Sentimentalist Pluralism: Moral Psychology and Philosophical Ethics. Philosophical Issues 18 (1):143-163.
Elizabeth Anderson (2005). Moral Heuristics: Rigid Rules or Flexible Inputs in Moral Deliberation? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):544-545.
Dana L. Dillon (2011). Expanding in a Different Direction: Reclaiming the Twofold Nature of the Moral Object. Heythrop Journal 53 (4):585-593.
Bernard Gert (1988). Morality: A New Justification of the Moral Rules. Oxford University Press.
Joseph Pilsner (2006). The Specification of Human Actions in St. Thomas Aquinas. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads6 ( #230,031 of 1,410,019 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,059 of 1,410,019 )
How can I increase my downloads?