Readership: Scholars (mainly philosophers, also some political theorists), graduate students in philosophy (history of philosophy, ethics, philosophy of religion) and graduate students in political theory, some upper-level undergraduates
Edited by Jonathan A. Jacobs, Director, Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics
Jonathan A. Jacobs is Director of the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics.
"Jonathan Jacobs has collected a solid group of essays in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law, a volume devoted to the natural law tradition. The scope of the collection is broad" - Daniel Frank, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Notes on Contributors
PART I Ancient Origins
1. "The Rule of Reason in Plato's Laws"
2. "Stoic Eudaimonism and the Natural Law Tradition"
PART II Medieval Jewish Philosophy
3. "Natural Law in Judaism: A Reconsideration"
4. "The Reasons of the Commandments: Rational Tradition without Natural Law"
PART III Medieval Christian Philosophy
5. "Thomas Aquinas and the Difficulties of Reading the Natural Law Written on Our Hearts"
6. "Right Reason in Natural Law Moral Theory: Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham"
7. "Natural Law, Moral Constructivism, and Duns Scotus's Metaethics: The Centrality of Aesthetic Explanation"
PART IV Spinoza and the Transition to Modern Thought
8. "Spinoza and Natural Law"
9. "Agent Centeredness and Natural Law: Perfectionism, Immanence, and Transcendence"
Douglas B. Rasmussen, Douglas J. Den Uyl