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Aquinas’s Theory of Natural LawAn Analytic Reconstruction$
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Anthony J. Lisska

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269670

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.001.0001

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The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

(p.xvi) (p.1) 1 The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory
Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law

Anthony J. Lisska

Oxford University Press

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

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