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Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on law /

by Budziszewski, J;
Thomas Aquinas, santo, circa 1225-1274. Summa theologiae. Inglese.
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014Description: xliii, 475 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781107029392; 1107029392.Online resources: Cover image
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Law Itself, in General -- The essence of law -- The different kinds of law -- The effects of law -- Part II. The Parts of Law -- Of the eternal law -- Of the natural law -- Of human law -- Of the divine law.
Summary: "Natural moral law stands at the center of Western ethics and jurisprudence and plays a leading role in interreligious dialogue. Although the greatest source of the classical natural law tradition is Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on Law, the Treatise is notoriously difficult, especially for nonspecialists. J. Budziszewski has made this formidable work luminous. This book - the first classically styled, line by line commentary on the Treatise in centuries - reaches out to philosophers, theologians, social scientists, students, and general readers alike. Budziszewski shows how the Treatise facilitates a dialogue between author and reader. Explaining and expanding upon the text in light of modern philosophical developments, he expounds this work of the great thinker not by diminishing his reasoning, but by amplifying it"--
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Machine generated contents note: Part I. Law Itself, in General -- The essence of law -- The different kinds of law -- The effects of law -- Part II. The Parts of Law -- Of the eternal law -- Of the natural law -- Of human law -- Of the divine law.

"Natural moral law stands at the center of Western ethics and jurisprudence and plays a leading role in interreligious dialogue. Although the greatest source of the classical natural law tradition is Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on Law, the Treatise is notoriously difficult, especially for nonspecialists. J. Budziszewski has made this formidable work luminous. This book - the first classically styled, line by line commentary on the Treatise in centuries - reaches out to philosophers, theologians, social scientists, students, and general readers alike. Budziszewski shows how the Treatise facilitates a dialogue between author and reader. Explaining and expanding upon the text in light of modern philosophical developments, he expounds this work of the great thinker not by diminishing his reasoning, but by amplifying it"--

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