Primary and Secondary Precepts in Thomistic Natural Law Teaching

Authors: Armstrong, R.A.

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Never before in the history of mankind has there been a period when hitherto accepted moral principles have been more severely tested. The agonized cry of a world smitten by two major wars in a handful of years leaves no doubt in the minds of many that natural law ethics, ifit is to have relevance and to survive, must provide at least the outline of an answer to the problems of every day living. To date, many hundreds of books and articles have been written setting forth with great eloquence the basic and immutable principles of natural law ethics. But too often these discussions fail to consider, in their agonizing detail, situations where there is a choice between conflicting values, conflicting loyalties, conflicting ideas and duties, each of which has a claim to recognition. It is only in the isolation of the particular case that the frightening dilemmas of natural law can be most clearly experienced. To give just two illustrations.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Nature of the Problems and Some Previously Suggested Solutions

    Armstrong, R. A.

    Pages 1-23

  • An Examination of the Concept of “Self-Evidence” in Thomistic Natural Law Teaching

    Armstrong, R. A.

    Pages 24-55

  • The Thomistic Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Natural Law Precepts, as Found in the Commentary on the Sentences, the Summa Contra Gentiles, and the Commentary on the Nichomachean Ethics of Aristotle

    Armstrong, R. A.

    Pages 56-85

  • The Thomistic Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Natural Law Precepts, as Found in the Summa Theologica

    Armstrong, R. A.

    Pages 86-114

  • Some Comments on the Validity and Usefulness of the Distinction Between Primary and Secondary Precepts

    Armstrong, R. A.

    Pages 115-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primary and Secondary Precepts in Thomistic Natural Law Teaching
Authors
Copyright
1966
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-9388-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-9388-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-011-8613-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 195
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