Narrative and the Natural Law: An Interpretation of Thomistic Ethics

Narrative and the Natural Law: An Interpretation of Thomistic Ethics

by Pamela M. Hall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 026801485X

ISBN-13: 9780268014858

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

The Narative and the Natural Law brings Thomistic ethics into conversation with ongoing debates in contemporary moral philosophy, especially virtue theory and moral psychology, and with current trends in narrative theory and the philosophy of history. Pamela M. Hall's study offers a solid, challenging alternative to rigid, legalistic interpretations of the substantial

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The Narative and the Natural Law brings Thomistic ethics into conversation with ongoing debates in contemporary moral philosophy, especially virtue theory and moral psychology, and with current trends in narrative theory and the philosophy of history. Pamela M. Hall's study offers a solid, challenging alternative to rigid, legalistic interpretations of the substantial discussions of law in Aquinas's Summa theologiae and defends Aquinas's ethics from charges of excessive legalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268014858
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Questions and Concerns
1(22)
Natural Law as Law
23(22)
Natural Law and the Old Law
45(20)
Natural Law and the New Law
65(28)
Practical Reasoning, Tragedy, and the Limits of the Natural Law
93(22)
Notes 115(32)
Bibliography 147(4)
Index 151(4)
About the Author 155

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