Natural Law: Reflections on Theory and Practice

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"Can there be universal moral principles in a culturally and religiously diverse world? Are such principles provided by a theory of natural law? Jacques response to both questions is "yes."" "These essays, selected from the writings of one of the most influential philosophers of the past hundred years, provide a clear statement of Maritain's theory of natural law and natural rights. Maritain's ethics and political philosophy occupies a middle ground between the extremes of individualism and collectivism. Written during a period when cultural
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Overview

"Can there be universal moral principles in a culturally and religiously diverse world? Are such principles provided by a theory of natural law? Jacques response to both questions is "yes."" "These essays, selected from the writings of one of the most influential philosophers of the past hundred years, provide a clear statement of Maritain's theory of natural law and natural rights. Maritain's ethics and political philosophy occupies a middle ground between the extremes of individualism and collectivism. Written during a period when cultural diversity and pluralism were beginning to have an impact on ethics and politics, these essays provide a defense of natural law and natural right that continues to be timely."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890318680
  • Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,392,181
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1
Introduction: Jacques Maritain: Life and Thought 3
Ch. 1 On Knowledge through Connaturality 13
Ch. 2 The Ontological and Epistemological Elements of Natural Law 25
Ch. 3 Natural Law and Natural Rights 39
Ch. 4 Natural Rights 75
Bibliography 99
Index 105
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