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The Resource Natural law and practical reason : a Thomist view of moral autonomy, Martin Rhonheimer ; translated from the German by Gerald Malsbary

Natural law and practical reason : a Thomist view of moral autonomy, Martin Rhonheimer ; translated from the German by Gerald Malsbary

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Natural law and practical reason : a Thomist view of moral autonomy
Title
Natural law and practical reason
Title remainder
a Thomist view of moral autonomy
Statement of responsibility
Martin Rhonheimer ; translated from the German by Gerald Malsbary
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Natural Law and Practical Reason: A Thomist View of Moral Autonomy seeks to overcome misunderstanding in the traditional neo-thomistic view of natural law as well as unjustified claims of some recent currents in Roman Catholic moral theology in trying to found new, yet problematic understandings of moral autonomy. Working exclusively from a philosophical standpoint, the volume also challenges the same moral theologians on their adoption of consequentialism and proportionalism
  • Rhonheimer systematically explores Aquinas's doctrine on natural law, seeking to put into evidence both its coherency and its connection with other features of Aquinas's teaching on human action. Rejecting a certain neo-thomistic, rather naturalistic understanding of natural law, Rhonheimer puts into evidence how natural law should not be called a law of nature as such, but a law of practical reason that is completely natural to humankind because reason is an essential part of human nature. Moreover, the work argues that the position, which roots in a revisionist reading of Aquinas, leads to a deeply flawed conception of moral autonomy
  • Being so tightly bound up with practical reason, any conception of natural law necessarily includes an understanding of moral autonomy. Autonomy roots in reason. Only a reasonable being -- i.e., a being acting on reasons, on the grounds of personal insight into the good -- can be called "autonomous". Curiously enough, currents of Catholic moral theology have opted for autonomy understood as one's capacity of determining good in a "creative" way. According to this conception, natural law is reduced to a person's capacity of rationally "creating" conceptions about the good andthe corresponding moral norms. Rhonheimer challenges this view, showing its inner contradictions and shortcoming and its lack of textual faithfulness. He develops an alternative view of moral autonomy that does justice to both human persons' cognitive autonomy in grasping and establishing the fundamental standards of the human good and the dependence of these standards on preconditions that are not at a person's disposal
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DLC
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1950-
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Rhonheimer, Martin
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1249
LC item number
.R4713 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Moral philosophy and moral theology,
Series volume
no. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thomas
  • Christian ethics
  • Natural law
Label
Natural law and practical reason : a Thomist view of moral autonomy, Martin Rhonheimer ; translated from the German by Gerald Malsbary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [593]-616) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • The
  • Concept of the Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas: A Theory of the Practical Reason
  • p. 58.
  • Part II.
  • Personal Autonomy, Natural Law, and Moral Objectivity: In-Depth Studies
  • Preliminary Note
  • p. 179.
  • 3.
  • The
  • Abbreviations Used for the Citation of Thomas's Works
  • Model of "Autonomous Morality"
  • p. 181.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Concept of Autonomy
  • p. 195.
  • 5.
  • Participated Autonomy: Toward a Metaphysics and Anthropology of the Natural Law
  • p. 234.
  • 6.
  • p. xii.
  • Natural Dynamics of the Reason: The Epistemological Structure of the Natural Law
  • p. 257.
  • 7.
  • The
  • Normative Function of the Reason and Its Fulfillment in Moral Virtue
  • p. 307.
  • 8.
  • "Teleological Ethics" (I): Utilitarianism and the Deontology/Teleology Distinction
  • p. 351.
  • 9.
  • Part I.
  • "Teleological Ethics" (II): Physicalism and Hidden Deontology
  • p. 382.
  • 10.
  • The
  • Objectivity of Human Action: The Object of Action and the Practical Reason
  • p. 410.
  • 11.
  • The
  • Objectivity of Human Action: Detailed Treatment of Some Classic Problems
  • p. 452.
  • The
  • 12.
  • The
  • Objectivity of Human Action: The Object of Action and the Natural Law
  • p. 491.
  • 13.
  • Some Philosophical Conclusions--and an Orientation for Moral Theology
  • p. 534
  • Law of the Practical Reason: Methodology and Conceptual Foundations
  • 1.
  • Natural Law and the Practical Reason as the Subject of Philosophical Ethics
  • p. 3.
Control code
43095906
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed., English ed.
Extent
xxii, 620 pages
Isbn
9780823219797
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99089242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Natural law and practical reason : a Thomist view of moral autonomy, Martin Rhonheimer ; translated from the German by Gerald Malsbary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [593]-616) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 2.
  • The
  • Concept of the Natural Law in Thomas Aquinas: A Theory of the Practical Reason
  • p. 58.
  • Part II.
  • Personal Autonomy, Natural Law, and Moral Objectivity: In-Depth Studies
  • Preliminary Note
  • p. 179.
  • 3.
  • The
  • Abbreviations Used for the Citation of Thomas's Works
  • Model of "Autonomous Morality"
  • p. 181.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Concept of Autonomy
  • p. 195.
  • 5.
  • Participated Autonomy: Toward a Metaphysics and Anthropology of the Natural Law
  • p. 234.
  • 6.
  • p. xii.
  • Natural Dynamics of the Reason: The Epistemological Structure of the Natural Law
  • p. 257.
  • 7.
  • The
  • Normative Function of the Reason and Its Fulfillment in Moral Virtue
  • p. 307.
  • 8.
  • "Teleological Ethics" (I): Utilitarianism and the Deontology/Teleology Distinction
  • p. 351.
  • 9.
  • Part I.
  • "Teleological Ethics" (II): Physicalism and Hidden Deontology
  • p. 382.
  • 10.
  • The
  • Objectivity of Human Action: The Object of Action and the Practical Reason
  • p. 410.
  • 11.
  • The
  • Objectivity of Human Action: Detailed Treatment of Some Classic Problems
  • p. 452.
  • The
  • 12.
  • The
  • Objectivity of Human Action: The Object of Action and the Natural Law
  • p. 491.
  • 13.
  • Some Philosophical Conclusions--and an Orientation for Moral Theology
  • p. 534
  • Law of the Practical Reason: Methodology and Conceptual Foundations
  • 1.
  • Natural Law and the Practical Reason as the Subject of Philosophical Ethics
  • p. 3.
Control code
43095906
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed., English ed.
Extent
xxii, 620 pages
Isbn
9780823219797
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
99089242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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