The Philosophy of Law of Thomas Aquinas

  • Anthony J. Lisska


The great thirteenth-century philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1226–1274) played a pivotal role in the history and development of Western jurisprudence. During his productive but short life, Aquinas wrote extensively on moral matters, and as a corollary, on topics in political and legal philosophy. His exposition in Summa Theologiae on matters of law is often referred to as the classical canon of natural law theory.


Human Nature Natural Kind Moral Theory Human Person Dispositional Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony J. Lisska
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  1. 1.Social Philosophy and Policy FoundationBowling GreenUSA

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