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Title Natural moral law in contemporary society / edited by Holger Zaborowski
Published Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 359 pages)
Series Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy ; v. 53
Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy ; v. 53
Contents That which holds the world together: the prepolitical moral foundations of a free state / Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Benedict XVI -- Discovery and obligation in natural law / Robert Sokolowski -- The metaphysical foundations of natural law / David S. Oderberg -- Natural law as fact, theory, and sign of contradiction / J. Budziszewski -- The virtues of the natural moral law / J.L.A . Garcia -- Teleology and evidence: reasoning about human nature / Jean De Groot -- Politics pointing beyond the Polis and the Politeia: Aquinas on natural law and the common good / Mary M. Keys -- Natural right and the problem of public reason / V. Bradley Lewis -- Two versions of political philosophy: teleology and the conceptual genesis of the modern state / Francis Slade -- The good of health and the ends of medicine / Luke Gormally -- Montesquieu, judicial degeneracy, and the U.S. Supreme Court / Nelson Lund -- Aesthetics and ethics: some common problems of foundationalism / John Rist
Summary "Natural law is a controversial subject but one of great significance in the ongoing and increasingly important discussion about the foundations of moral reasoning. The essays of this volume examine natural moral law, different natural law theories, and the role that natural law can and should play in our contemporary society. While some essays explore systematically the metaphysical and moral foundations of natural law, others focus on questions related to the application of natural law in the political, medical, or legal realm, or discuss historical questions that are closely related to the crisis and defense of natural law. All contributors agree that natural law is a concept that cannot and must not be dismissed and that is in need of a careful retrieval. While there are clearly differences in emphasis among the contributors, most of them also agree that the defense of natural law, the critique of the modern dismissal of natural law and of a modern non-teleological understanding of nature, and the proper use of philosophical reasoning are all closely related."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-354) and index
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Subject Christian ethics -- Catholic authors.
Natural law -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Form Electronic book
Author Zaborowski, Holger, 1974- editor
ISBN 0813219329 (electronic bk.)
9780813219325 (electronic bk.)