St Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition

St  Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition
Author: John Goyette,Mark S. Latkovic,Richard S. Myers
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2004-09
ISBN: 0813213991
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

St Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition Book Excerpt:

To explore and evaluate the current revival, this volume brings together many of the foremost scholars on natural law. They examine the relation between Thomistic natural law and the larger philosophical and theological tradition. Furthermore, they assess the contemporary relevance of St. Thomas's natural law doctrine to current legal and political philosophy.

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition
Author: Norberto Bobbio
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1993-03-15
ISBN: 9780226062488
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition Book Excerpt:

Pre-eminent among European political philosophers, Norberto Bobbio has throughout his career turned to the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. Gathered here for the first time are the most important of his essays which together provide both a valuable introduction to Hobbes's thought and a fresh understanding of Hobbes's place in the theory of modern politics. Tracing Hobbes's work through De Cive and Leviathan, Bobbio identifies the philosopher's relation to the tradition of natural law. That Hobbes must now be understood in both this tradition as well as in the seemingly contradictory positivist tradition becomes clear for the first time in Bobbio's account. Bobbio also demonstrates that Hobbes cannot be easily labelled "liberal" or "totalitarian"; in Bobbio's provocative analysis of Hobbes's justification of the state, Hobbes emerges as a true conservative. Though his primary concern is to reconstruct the inner logic of Hobbes's thought, Bobbio is also attentive to the philosopher's biography and weaves into his analysis details of Hobbes's life and world—his exile in France, his relation with the Mersenne circle, his disputes with Anglican bishops, and accusations of heresy leveled against him. The result is a revealing, thoroughly new portrait of the first theorist of the modern state.

The Natural Law Tradition and the Theory of International Relations

The Natural Law Tradition and the Theory of International Relations
Author: E. B. F. Midgley
Publsiher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books
Total Pages: 588
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tradition of Natural Law

The Tradition of Natural Law
Author: Yves René Marie Simon
Publsiher: New York : Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tradition of Natural Law Book Excerpt:

"This work has its origin in the course 'The Problem of Natural Law' given by the late Professor Yves R. Simon at the University of Chicago in the winter quarter of 1958"--Editor's preface.

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition
Author: Peter Langford,Ian Bryan,John McGarry
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN: 9004390391
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition Book Excerpt:

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition provides the first sustained examination of Hans Kelsen’s critical engagement, itself founded upon a distinctive theory of legal positivism, with the Natural Law Tradition.

Natural and Divine Law

Natural and Divine Law
Author: Jean Porter,Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780802846976
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural and Divine Law Book Excerpt:

Though the concept of natural law took center stage during the Middle Ages, the theological aspects of this august intellectual tradition have been largely forgotten by the modern church. In this book ethicist Jean Porter shows the continuing significance of the natural law tradition for Christian ethics. Based on a careful analysis of natural law as it emerged in the medieval period, Porter's work explores several important scholastic theologians and canonists whose writings are not only worthy of study in their own right but also make important contributions to moral reflection today.

Natural Law

Natural Law
Author: Alessandro Passerin d&Entrèves
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1412829429
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tradition of Natural Law

The Tradition of Natural Law
Author: Vulkan Kuic,Yves R. Simon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780823296170
Category: PHILOSOPHY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tradition of Natural Law Book Excerpt:

The tradition of natural law is one of the foundations of Western civilization. At its heart is the conviction that there is an objective and universal justice which transcends humanity's particular expressions of justice. It asserts that there are certain ways of behaving which are appropriate to humanity simply by virtue of the fact that we are all human beings. Recent political debates indicate that it is not a tradition that has gone unchallenged: in fact, the opposition is as old as the tradition itself. By distinguishing between philosophy and ideology, by recalling the historical adventures of natural law, and by reviewing the theoretical problems involved in the doctrine, Simon clarifies much of the confusion surrounding this perennial debate. He tackles the questions raised by the application of natural law with skill and honesty as he faces the difficulties of the subject. Simon warns against undue optimism in a revival of interest in natural law and insists that the study of natural law beings with the analysis of "the law of the land." He writes not as a polemicist but as a philosopher, and he writes of natural law with the same force, conciseness, lucidity and simplicity which have distinguished all his other works.

Thomas Hobbes and the Debate over Natural Law and Religion

Thomas Hobbes and the Debate over Natural Law and Religion
Author: Stephen A. State
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN: 113405047X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Hobbes and the Debate over Natural Law and Religion Book Excerpt:

The argument laid out in this book discusses and interprets the work of Hobbes in relation to religion. It compares a traditional interpretation of Hobbes where Hobbes’ use of conventional terminology when talking about natural law is seen as ironic or merely convenient despite an atheist viewpoint, with the view that Hobbes’ morality is truly traditional and Christian. The book considers other thinkers of the age in tandem with Hobbes and discusses in detail his theology inspired by corporeal mechanics. The position is that there are significant senses in which Hobbes can be said to be a traditional natural law theorist.

Hobbes Realism and the Tradition of International Law

Hobbes  Realism and the Tradition of International Law
Author: C. Covell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2004-03-31
ISBN: 0230000630
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hobbes Realism and the Tradition of International Law Book Excerpt:

Charles Covell considers the poltical thought of Thomas Hobbes in relation to the tradition of international law, and with the intention to challenge the reading of Hobbes as the exponent of the realist standpoint in international thought and practice. The relation of Hobbes to international law is explained through attention to the place that he occupies among the modern secular natural law thinkers, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel, who founded the modern system of the law of nations.

The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law

The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law
Author: International Congress on Medieval Studies
Publsiher: Kalamazoo, Mich. : Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law Book Excerpt:

Based on papers from sessions held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. from 1979 to 1981.

Natural Law and Political Realism in the History of Political Thought From the sophists to Machiavelli

Natural Law and Political Realism in the History of Political Thought  From the sophists to Machiavelli
Author: R. W. Dyson,Peter M. R. Stirk
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780820478241
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Law and Political Realism in the History of Political Thought From the sophists to Machiavelli Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume of a detailed history of the traditions of natural law and political realism in western political thought. It elucidates the ways in which the relation between politics and morality was understood by major thinkers from classical antiquity to the Renaissance. Emphasis is given not only to the exegesis of texts, but to the intellectual and historical contexts in which those texts must be read if they are to be properly understood. The second volume continues the analysis through the twenty-first century and addresses the question of whether the modern «natural law» rhetoric of human rights can be given a respectable philosophical basis. This two-volume set is a valuable resource for scholars working in the fields of history, international relations, philosophy, and politics.

The Threads of Natural Law

The Threads of Natural Law
Author: Francisco José Contreras
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN: 9400756569
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Threads of Natural Law Book Excerpt:

The notion of “natural law” has repeatedly furnished human beings with a shared grammar in times of moral and cultural crisis. Stoic natural law, for example, emerged precisely when the Ancient World lost the Greek polis, which had been the point of reference for Plato's and Aristotle's political philosophy. In key moments such as this, natural law has enabled moral and legal dialogue between peoples and traditions holding apparently clashing world-views. This volume revisits some of these key moments in intellectual and social history, partly with an eye to extracting valuable lessons for ideological conflicts in the present and perhaps near future. The contributions to this volume discuss both historical and contemporary schools of natural law. Topics on historical schools of natural law include: how Aristotelian theory of rules paved the way for the birth of the idea of "natural law"; the idea's first mature account in Cicero's work; the tension between two rival meanings of “man’s rational nature” in Aquinas’ natural law theory; and the scope of Kant’s allusions to “natural law”. Topics on contemporary natural law schools include: John Finnis's and Germain Grisez's “new natural law theory”; natural law theories in a "broader" sense, such as Adolf Reinach’s legal phenomenology; Ortega y Gasset’s and Scheler’s “ethical perspectivism”; the natural law response to Kelsen’s conflation of democracy and moral relativism; natural law's role in 20th century international law doctrine; Ronald Dworkin’s understanding of law as “a branch of political morality”; and Alasdair Macintyre’s "virtue"-based approach to natural law.​

Hayek and Natural Law

Hayek and Natural Law
Author: Erik Angner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-04-11
ISBN: 1134153627
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hayek and Natural Law Book Excerpt:

Providing a radical new reading of Hayek's life and work, this new book, by an important Hayekian scholar, dispels many of the mysteries surrounding one of the most prominent economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Angner argues that Hayek's work should be seen as continuous with the Natural Law tradition, going on to analyze the response to his work and explain why some have found his ideas so attractive and why others have found them so unpersuasive. The book develops novel accounts of his thought on: spontaneous order information and coordination cultural evolution. This fresh and incisive analysis is the perfect introduction to Hayek's thought for academics involved with philosophical economics and the history of economic ideas as well as for scholars of all levels seeking a new interpretation or deeper understanding of the origins of his work.

The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory

The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory
Author: Daniel Chernilo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN: 1107009804
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural Law Foundations of Modern Social Theory Book Excerpt:

Daniel Chernilo offers an original reconstruction of the history of universalism in modern social thought from Hobbes to Habermas.

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law
Author: Kody W. Cooper
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2018-03-30
ISBN: 0268103046
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Book Excerpt:

Has Hobbesian moral and political theory been fundamentally misinterpreted by most of his readers? Since the criticism of John Bramhall, Hobbes has generally been regarded as advancing a moral and political theory that is antithetical to classical natural law theory. Kody Cooper challenges this traditional interpretation of Hobbes in Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law. Hobbes affirms two essential theses of classical natural law theory: the capacity of practical reason to grasp intelligible goods or reasons for action and the legally binding character of the practical requirements essential to the pursuit of human flourishing. Hobbes’s novel contribution lies principally in his formulation of a thin theory of the good. This book seeks to prove that Hobbes has more in common with the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition of natural law philosophy than has been recognized. According to Cooper, Hobbes affirms a realistic philosophy as well as biblical revelation as the ground of his philosophical-theological anthropology and his moral and civil science. In addition, Cooper contends that Hobbes's thought, although transformative in important ways, also has important structural continuities with the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition of practical reason, theology, social ontology, and law. What emerges from this study is a nuanced assessment of Hobbes’s place in the natural law tradition as a formulator of natural law liberalism. This book will appeal to political theorists and philosophers and be of particular interest to Hobbes scholars and natural law theorists.

The Natural Law Tradition and Belief

The Natural Law Tradition and Belief
Author: David Ardagh
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019
ISBN: 9781536149630
Category: Natural law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural Law Tradition and Belief Book Excerpt:

For over twenty centuries, from ancient Greece the ideal of natural law has been appealed to in Western moral and legal philosophy as a grounding for ethics and jurisprudence, centered on capacities of a common human nature. From the early medieval advent of Christendom, it was embedded within theistic and religious systems for over a millennium, during which time it was treated as incomplete and part of an enveloping divine law of ethics. Modern agnosticism in theology, religion, and metaphysics then saw natural law unhitched from these associations, but it is still suspect due to its lingering ties with these disciplines and practices. It endured through its meta-ethical capacity to integrate changes in science with ethics via its central notion of wellbeing as the perfection of human nature, via access to the highest good, however variously understood. Today, nature and human natures wellbeing, are both endangered. Ecological destruction arising from unbridled growth, industrial pollution, nuclear weapons and mass population displacement though poverty and wars threaten humanity. But in terms of the meta-ethics of wellbeing, both the humanist normative ethics of natural law, and some of its enveloping theistic and religious divine law addenda, can be invoked to address such evils. The book aims to reinvigorate natural law as a unifying ethical organon for this purpose, showing that it can dialogue with its enveloping divine law overlays constructively, uncovering its points of essential unity with them, and generating some unified solutions to the global threats mentioned, like poverty. These are largely due to global injustices like tax evasion, the arms trade, and political corruption, which are better prevented by cooperatively agreed and enforced global ideals, norms, and laws, based on natural and divine law, grounding international laws rather than appealing to national norms and laws alone.

Scripture Tradition and Reason in Christian Ethics

Scripture  Tradition  and Reason in Christian Ethics
Author: Bharat Ranganathan,Derek Alan Woodard-Lehman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN: 3030251934
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scripture Tradition and Reason in Christian Ethics Book Excerpt:

How should we understand the relationship between Christian ethics and religious ethics? Among comparative, ethnographic, and normative methodologies? Between confessional and non-confessional orientations, or between theology and philosophy? This volume brings together emerging religious ethicists to engage the normative dimensions of Christian ethics. Focusing on scripture, tradition, and reason, the contributors to this volume argue for a vision of Christian ethics as religious ethics. Toward this end, they engage with scripture, interpretation, and religious practice; examine the putative divide between reason and tradition, autonomy and heteronomy; and offer proposals about the normative characterization of conceptual and practical issues in contemporary religious ethics. Collectively, the volume engages Christian thought to make an argument for the continuing relevance of normative methodologies in contemporary religious and theological ethics.

Common Law and Natural Law in America

Common Law and Natural Law in America
Author: Andrew Forsyth
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2019-04-11
ISBN: 110847697X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Law and Natural Law in America Book Excerpt:

Presents an ambitious narrative and fresh re-assessment of common law and natural law's varied interactions in America, 1630 to 1930.

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition
Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN: 1107013631
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition Book Excerpt:

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War. In a series of case studies, Dyer reconstructs the arguments of prominent antislavery thinkers such as John Quincy Adams, John McLean, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass. What emerges is a convoluted understanding of American constitutional development that emphasizes the centrality of natural law to America's greatest constitutional crisis.