Aquinas's Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction / Edition 1

Aquinas's Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction / Edition 1

by Anthony J. Lisska
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198269676

ISBN-13: 9780198269670

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This new critique of Aquinas's theory of natural law presents an incisive, new analysis of the central themes and relevant texts in the Summa Theologiae which became the classical canon for natural law. Professor Lisska discusses Aquinas's view of ethical naturalism within the context of the contemporary revival and recovery of Aristotelian ethics, arguing that

Overview

This new critique of Aquinas's theory of natural law presents an incisive, new analysis of the central themes and relevant texts in the Summa Theologiae which became the classical canon for natural law. Professor Lisska discusses Aquinas's view of ethical naturalism within the context of the contemporary revival and recovery of Aristotelian ethics, arguing that Aquinas is fundamentally Aristotelian in the foundations of his moral theory. The book looks at the historical development of natural law themes in the twentieth century, and in particular demonstrates the important connections between Aquinas and contemporary legal philosophers. The book should be of considerable interest to scholars of jurisprudence as well as philosophers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269670
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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