The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law

Published in print November 1997 | ISBN: 9780198269670
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683732 | DOI:
The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the renewed interest in natural law theory in general and the natural law canon proposed by Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologiae and Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics. This book aims to explore the metaphilosophy and the metaphysics needed to explain the Aristotelian meta-ethics as seen through the eyes of Aquinas. It examines Aquinas' appropriation of the important categories and concepts from the philosophy system of Aristotle.

Keywords: Thomas Aquinas; natural law; Summa Theologiae; Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics; Aristotelian meta-ethics; metaphilosophy; metaphysics

Chapter.  5353 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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