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Germain Grisez"s natural law theory a Thomistic critique by Theodore P. Rebard

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Grisez, Germain Gabriel, -- 1929-.,
  • Thomas, -- Aquinas, Saint, -- 1225?-1274,
  • Ethics.,
  • Natural law.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Theodore P. Rebard.
ContributionsBoston College. Dept. of Philosophy.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 278 leaves ;
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16579685M

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  Book Description. Natural law theory has been enjoying a significant revival in recent times. Led by Germain Grisez in the USA and John Finnis in the UK, one school of thinkers has been articulating a highly developed system of natural law built upon a sophisticated account of practical reasoning and a rich and flexible understanding of the human good. But it is one of the most important books in ethics/practical ethics of the second half of the 20 th century. Moreover, it took great intellectual fortitude to write it because its author wrote during the climate of budding dissent in the Catholic Church. The book I speak of is moral theologian Germain Grisez’s Contraception and the Natural Law.   Yet Grisez’s theory of basic goods has certainly laid some influential roots. John Finnis of Oxford has fleshed out its relevance to legal ethics (see his Natural Law and Natural Rights). Finnis’s influence is apparent in the book that grew out of the dissertation of his student, Neil Gorsuch (now an Associate Justice of the United States. La New Natural Law Theory di Germain G. Grisez E John M. Finnis: Analisi E Profili Critici. Tommaso Scandroglio - unknown The Theological and Philosophical Foundations for the Existence of Intrinsically Evil Acts in the Thought of Germain Grisez.

Germain Grisez has been a leading voice in moral philosophy and theology since the Second Vatican Council. In this book, such major thinkers as John Finnis, Ralph McInerny, and William E. May consider issues in ethics, metaphysics, and politics that have been central to Grisez's 's reconsideration of the philosophical foundations of Christian moral teaching, seeking to eliminate. A Critique of the New Natural Law Theory begins by examining the positions of various moral philosophers such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Alan Donogan, Elizabeth Anscombe, and Stanley Hauerwas, who wish to recover particular facets of premodern ethics. Hittinger then explores the work of Grisez and Finnis, who claim to have recovered natural law in.   Natural law theory has been enjoying a significant revival in recent times. Led by Germain Grisez in the USA and John Finnis in the UK, one school of thinkers has been articulating a highly developed system of natural law built upon a sophisticated account of practical reasoning and a rich and flexible understanding of the human good. This book describes the shape of a Christian ethic that arises from a conversation between contemporary accounts of natural law theory, narrative, and virtue ethics; and an insistence that any Christian ethic begin with a distinctively Christian description of reality. The key partners in this conversation are the leading Christian ethicists, Germain Grisez, Stanley Hauerwas, and Oliver O'Donovan.

  Natural Law and Moral Inquiry: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Politics in the Thought of Germain Grisez - Kindle edition by George, Robert P., George, Robert P.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Natural Law and Moral Inquiry: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Politics in the Thought of Germain Reviews: 2.   Germain Grisez, who died on February 1, early on the eve of Candlemas, wrote the twentieth century’s most adequate, profound, creative, and faithful work of moral down to his very last days in this world he was working toward a theological book on the Last Things, a work that even in outline had the same unique combination of qualities.   Germain Grisez, professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Mount St. Mary’s University and one of the most articulate defenders of the Church’s teachings against .   We note that Germain Grisez is associated with a variant of Thomist analysis: With Joseph Boyle and John Finnis, Grisez had propounded what is called the “New Natural Law Theory”, the “GFB” school of ethics or “neo-naturalism” (see some of their essays here), which, according to its proponents, attempts to recover the original.