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Natural law and human nature
Koterski, Joseph W.
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (ii, 153 pages).
Presents 24 lectures dealing with both philosophical and historical considerations for the idea of a natural moral law and its basis in our common human nature.
General Note:
Accompanying guide include biographical information, lecture notes and outlines, timelines, glossaries, and bibliographical references.
The Philosophical approach -- The General nature of ethics -- Law, nature, natural law -- Principles of natural law theory -- Greek ideas of nature and justice -- Aristotle's clarification of'nature' -- Aristotle on justice and politics -- The Stoic idea of natural law -- Biblical views of nature and law -- Early Christians, nature and law -- Roman, canon and natural law -- The Thomistic synthesis -- Late medieval and early modern views -- Hobbes and Locke -- Natural law and the founding fathers -- Descartes, Rousseau, and Kant -- Can rights exist without natural law -- The Question of evolution -- The Paradox of cultural relativism -- The Problem of God -- Current applications-jurisprudence -- Current applications-bioethics -- Current applications-social ethics -- The Eternal return of natural law.
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