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Reason, Religion, and Natural Law
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Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Jonathan A. Jacobs


This book combines historical scholarship with conceptual analysis focusing on the ways in which theological considerations have figured in natural law theorizing from Plato to Spinoza. Theological considerations have had a pronounced role in Thomistic natural law theorizing but much remains to explore concerning both Aquinas and other key figures in the long and complex history of natural law theorizing overall. The chapters in this book examine the relation between conceptions of natural law and theistic claims and principles, explicating the variety of those conceptions and relations in cru ... More

Keywords: metaethics, natural law, objectivity, rationality, eudaimonism, right reason, voluntarism

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199767175
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.001.0001


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Jonathan A. Jacobs, editor
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