Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Punishment

Author: Peter Karl Koritansky

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813218837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

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Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Punishment explores how Aquinas's understandings of natural law and the common good apply to the contemporary philosophical discussion of punitive justice.

The Philosophy of Punishment and the History of Political Thought

Author: Peter Karl Koritansky

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219446

Category: Philosophy

Page: 223

View: 373

"Conveniently divided into three sections, the book explores pagan and Christian pre-modern thought; early modern thought, culminating in chapters on Kant and classic Utilitarianism; and postmodern thought as exemplified in the theories of Nietzsche and Foucault. In all, the essays probe the work of Plato, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, Cesere Beccaria, Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Michel Foucault.

Redeeming a Prison Society

A Liturgical and Sacramental Response to Mass Incarceration

Author: Amy Levad

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451465122

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9216

The U.S. criminal justice system is in a state of crisis, from unprecedented rates of imprisonment and recidivism to the privatization of the prison system and the disproportionate representation of particular racial, ethnic, social, and economic groups, all of which is within a larger social justice context. Catholics and Protestants have largely failed to offer vital theological responses. Amy Levad offers a Catholic perspective that directly addresses the concrete issues from a strongly interdisciplinary approach and utilizes the rich liturgical and sacramental resources of penance and Eucharist to offer a theological vision of reform.

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Vol. 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics; Vol. 7: The Jurists' Philosophy of Law from Rome to the Seventeenth Century; Vol 8: A History of the Phil. of Law in the Common Law World, 1600-1900.

Author: Michael Lobban

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402049507

Category: Law

Page: 948

View: 9438

This comprehensive treatment of legal philosophy and general jurisprudence is designed for jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. The treatise is presented in two sections: The 5-volume Theoretical part (2005) covers topics of contemporary debate; The 6-volume Historical part (2006-2007) traces the development of legal thought from ancient Greece through the twentieth century. This release incorporates Vol. 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics; Vol. 7: The Jurists' Philosophy of Law from Rome to the Seventeenth Century; and Vol 8: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World, 1600-1900.

The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

Author: Etienne Gilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307823350

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 7994

Etienne Gilson explains the foundations of St. Thomas Aquinas's thoughts and Christian philosophy. Gilson is also the author of History of Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages.

The Philosophy of Positive Law

Foundations of Jurisprudence

Author: James Bernard Murphy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300138016

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 7751

In this first book-length study of positive law, James Bernard Murphy rewrites central chapters in the history of jurisprudence by uncovering a fundamental continuity among four great legal philosophers: Plato, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Hobbes, and John Austin. In their theories of positive law, Murphy argues, these thinkers represent successive chapters in a single fascinating story. That story revolves around a fundamental ambiguity: is law positive because it is deliberately imposed (as opposed to customary law) or because it lacks moral necessity (as opposed to natural law)? These two senses of positive law are not coextensive yet the discourse of positive law oscillates unstably between them. What, then, is the relation between being deliberately imposed and lacking moral necessity? Murphy demonstrates how the discourse of positive law incorporates both normative and descriptive dimensions of law, and he discusses the relation of positive law not only to jurisprudence but also to the philosophy of language, ethics, theories of social order, and biblical law.

Aquinas in the courtroom

lawyers, judges, and judicial conduct

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Drama

Page: 216

View: 1550

Outlines and discusses St. Thomas Aquinas's insights into legal reasoning and judgments, and the nature and role of judges and lawyers.

Philosophy of Meaning, Knowledge and Value in the Twentieth Century

Routledge History of Philosophy

Author: John Canfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134935730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

View: 4007

Volume 10 of the Routledge History of Philosophy presents a historical survey of the central topics in twentieth century Anglo-American philosophy. It chronicles what has been termed the 'linguistic turn' in analytic philosophy and traces the influence the study of language has had on the main problems of philosophy. Each chapter contains an extensive bibliography of the major writings in the field. All the essays present their large and complex topics in a clear and well organised way. At the end, the reader finds a helpful Chronology of the major political, scientific and philosophical events in the Twentieth Century and an extensive Glossary of technical terms.

Geschichte der Mittelalterlichen Philosophie (Classic Reprint)

Author: Maurice De Wulf

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666554208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 484

View: 7622

Excerpt from Geschichte der Mittelalterlichen Philosophie Zu danken habe ich auch jenen, welche die früheren Auflagen mit Anerkennung bedachten. Vor allem aber habe ich getrachtet, aus ihren Kritiken Vorteil zu ziehen und ich habe es mir zur Pflicht gemacht, das, was ich ihnen verdanke, anzuerkennen. Jedem, der mir Ungenauigkeiten, Auslassungen oder Irrtümer in der gegenwärtigen Auflage angeben wird werde ich für seine Dienste zu Dank verpflichtet sein. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Philosophical Perspectives on Punishment

Author: Gertrude Ezorsky

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438402228

Category: Philosophy

Page: 377

View: 9092

“Punishment,” writes J. E. McTaggart, “ is pain and to inflict pain on any person obviously [requires] justification.” But if the need to justify punishment is obvious, the manner of doing so is not. Philosophers have developed an array of diverse, often conflicting arguments to justify punitive institutions. Gertrude Ezorsky introduces this source book of significant historical and contemporary philosophical writings on problems of punishment with her own article, “The Ethics of Punishment.” She brings together systematically the important papers and relevant studies from psychology, law, and literature, and organizes them under five subtopics: concepts of punishment, the justification of punishment, strict liability, the death penalty, and alternatives to punishment. Under these general headings forty-two papers are presented to give philosophical perspectives on punishment. Included are many (e.g., John Stuart Mill’s defense of capital punishment) not generally available. This book brings together in a single volume the views of such diverse writers as Plato, St. Thomas Aquinas, Samuel Butler, Karl Marx, and Lady Barbara Wooten. Others are J. Andenaes, K. G. Armstrong, John Austin, Kurt Baier, Jeremy Bentham, F. H. Bradley, Richard Brandt, Clarence Darrow, A. C. Ewing, Joel Feinberg, “The Hon. Mr. Gilpin,” H. L. A. Hart, G. W. F. Hegel, Thomas Hobbs, Immanuel Kant, J. D. Mabbott, H. J. McCloskey, J. E. McTaggart, R. Martinson, G. E. Moore, Herbert Morris, Anthony Quinton, D. Daiches Raphael, H. Rashdall, John Rawls, W. D. Ross, Royal Commission on Capital Punishment Report 1949–53, George Bernard Shaw, T. L. S. Sprigge, and R. Wasserstrom.

Metaphysics and God

Essays in Honor of Eleonore Stump

Author: Kevin Timpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135893071

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 3703

This volume focuses on contemporary issues in the philosophy of religion through an engagement with Eleonore Stump’s seminal work in the field. Topics covered include: the metaphysics of the divine nature (e.g., divine simplicity and eternity); the nature of love and God’s relation to human happiness; and the issue of human agency (e.g., the nature of the human soul and hell).

A Theodicy of Hell

Author: C. Seymour

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401706042

Category: Philosophy

Page: 210

View: 864

In A Theodicy of Hell Charles Seymour tackles one of the most difficult problems facing the western theistic tradition: to show the consonance between eternal punishment and the goodness of God. Medieval theology attempted to resolve the dilemma by arguing that any sin, no matter how slight, merits unending torment. Contemporary thinkers, on the other hand, tend to eliminate the retributive element from hell entirely. Combining historical breadth with detailed argumentation, the author develops a novel understanding of hell which avoids the extremes of both its traditional and modern rivals. He then surveys the battery of objections ranged against the possibility of eternal punishment and shows how his `freedom view of hell' can withstand the attack. The work will be of particular importance for those interested in philosophy of religion and theology, including academics, students, seminarians, clergy, and anyone else with a personal desire to come to terms with this perennially challenging doctrine.

Lex et libertas

freedom and law according to St. Thomas Aquinas : proceedings of the fourth symposium on St. Thomas Aquinas' philosophy, Rolduc, November 8 and 9, 1986

Author: Jan Aertsen,Accademia romana di S. Tommaso d'Aquino e di religione cattolica

Publisher: N.A


Category: Liberty

Page: 286

View: 3709

Natural Law and Modern Moral Philosophy: Volume 18, Social Philosophy and Policy

Author: Ellen Frankel,Ellen Frankel Paul,Fred D. Miller, Jr,Jeffrey Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521794602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 257

View: 3195

The essays in this volume--written by academic lawyers as well as legal and moral philosophers--address some of the most intriguing questions raised by natural law theory and its implications for law, morality, and public policy. Some of the essays explore the implications that natural law theory has for jurisprudence, asking what natural law suggests about the use of legal devices such as constitutions and precedents. Other essays examine the connections between natural law and natural rights.

The Philosophical Concepts of Management Through the Ages

Author: Andreas Sofroniou


ISBN: 140927554X


Page: 156

View: 3529

17. The Philosophical Concepts of Management Through The Ages.ISBN: 0952725363 Year: 2005 The process of managing a team involves the interaction of people where individuals contribute to the running or completion of a task. As in any State or country, under any government, people live together under various laws, rules, regulations and religions. The people elect or they follow a leader, be it a democratic or tyrannical leadership. People under such regimes follow a type of management. In a business environment such methods of management prevail. A Manager will delegate and lead one or more individuals within the organization by running the business or a system. Management styles can, therefore, be considered as political systems where people participate in the smooth running of a country or a company, whether this is a global organization or a fruit stall in the back streets of any city.