Aquinas: Moral, Political, and Legal Theory

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - 385 pagine
This launch volume in the Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought series presents a critical examination of Aquinas's thought, combining an accessible, historically-informed account of his work with an assessment of his central ideas and arguments. John Finnis presents a richly-documented critical review of Aquinas's thought on morality, politics, law, and method in social science. Unique in his coverage of both primary and secondary texts and his vigorous argumentation on many themes, the author focuses on the philosophy in Aquinas's texts, and demonstrates how this interconnects with the theological elements. Finnis shows how Aquinas, despite some medieval limitations, makes clear and profound contributions to present debates.

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John Finnis is Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy at University College, Oxford, and Biolchini Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He has acted as a specialist advisor to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, the Catholic Bishops' Committee on Bio-Ethical Issues, the International Theological Committee, and was vice-Chair of the Linacre Centre for Medical Ethics from 1987 to 1996. His publications include Natural Law and Natural Rights (OUP 1980), Fundamentals of Ethics (OUP and Georgetown UP, 1983), Nuclear Deterrence, Morality, and Realism (OUP 1987), and Moral Absolutes (Catholic University of America Press 1991).

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