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Author Lisska, Anthony J.

Title Aquinas's theory of natural law : an analytic reconstruction / Anthony J. Lisska
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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Description xv, 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory -- 2. Natural Law and Contemporary Philosophy -- 3. Beyond the Naturalistic Fallacy: The Rediscovery of Aquinas --4. Aquinas's Theory of Natural Law: A Reconstruction -- 5. Aquinas and God: The Question of Natural Kinds --6. The Finnis Reconstruction -- 7. The Veatch Rejoinder: Ontological Foundationalism -- 8. Natural Law Revisited -- 9. Human Rights and Natural Law --10. Concluding Comments: Prospects and Pitfalls for Natural Law Theory -- Appendix I. The Texts of Aquinas on Law: Translation of the Summa Theologiae, I-II qq. 90-7 -- Appendix II. The Place of Aquinas in the Development of Legal Philosophy -- Appendix III. An Outline of Aquinas's Theory of Law
Summary 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
Analysis Natural law
Natural law
Notes Bibliography: p297-302. _ Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-302) and index
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Natural law.
LC no. 95037006
ISBN 0198263597