Aquinas's Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstrution

Oxford University Press (1996)

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Aquinas needs no introduction as one of the greatest minds of the middle ages. Highly influential on the development of Christian doctrine, his ideas are still of fundamental philosophical importance. This new critique of his natural law theory discusses the theory's background in Aristotle and advances new interpretations of contemporary legal issues which hark back to Aquinas
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Reprint years 1997
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Call number K447.T452.L57 1996
ISBN(s) 0198263597   9780198269670
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The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the renewed interest in natural law theory in general and the natural law canon proposed by Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologiae and Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics. This book aims to explore the metaphilosophy... see more

Natural Law and Contemporary Philosophy

This chapter examines natural law and contemporary philosophy in relation to the works of Thomas Aquinas. It discusses natural law jurisprudence and considers natural law meta-ethics. It identifies the common dimensions of foundational inquiry into naturalism with special emphasis on devel... see more

Beyond the Naturalistic Fallacy: The Rediscovery of Aquinas

This chapter aims to undertake an explication of the structural philosophy on moral theory in analytic philosophy with emphasis on Thomas Aquinas' natural law ethic of self-actualization. It discusses David Hume’s arguments on fact/value distinction and analyses G. E. Moore’s use of Hume’s... see more

Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: A Reconstruction

This chapter proposes a reconstruction of Thomas Aquinas' theory of natural law. It aims to elucidate the texts and the metaphysics underlying Aquinas' moral theory using an approach called structural history of philosophy. The analyses of the texts considered several issues central to the... see more

The Veatch Rejoinder: Ontological Foundationalism

This chapter examines the concepts central to the moral theory of philosopher Henry Veatch. It reveals that Veatch has adopted a metaphysical realism structurally similar to that of Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas as the ontological foundation of his naturalist meta-physics. It explains the c... see more

Concluding Comments: Prospects and Pitfalls for Natural Law Theory

This concluding chapter discusses the prospects and pitfalls of Thomas Aquinas' natural law theory. It highlights the renewed interest in natural law theory in contemporary philosophy of law and suggests that the re-emergence of natural law in both meta-ethics and in jurisprudence indicate... see more

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