In order for some of the more contentious moral teachings of the Church to be convincing, there is needed a defensible and clear under standing of what is included within a means t
The author offers, first, an account of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Aristotelian-inspired understanding of the object of a moral act and of what morally that species contributes to the ac
The past year of suffering under the onslaught of COVID-19 has brought with it numerous ethical questions, and the advent of effective vaccines for COVID is no different. Foremost
This chapter presents Catholic teaching on the natural law as the product of a conversation over millennia. After offering some basic conceptual distinctions, the chapter begins by
Aristotle thoughtand wrote a great deal about the structure of the human act. Many people with an interest in his philosophy do not realize this, however, since most of the pertine
This chapter argues that Finnis' understanding of the object of the human act and its bearing upon intention is not Aquinas'. Aquinas' assertion in ST 1-2.15.3 ad 3 that consent [c
Fr Kevin Flannery SJ is the 2020-21 holder of the Waite Chair at Creighton University and Professor of the History of Ancient Philosophy at Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
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