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Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Jonathan A. Jacobs (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This book combines historical scholarship with conceptual analysis focusing on the ways in which theological considerations have figured in natural law theorizing from Plato to Spinoza. Theological ... More


Stoic Eudaimonism and the Natural Law Tradition 1

Jacob Klein

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Stoic ethical thought is sometimes regarded as a transition from teleological accounts of morality to modern or deontological accounts. Yet any such claims about Stoic ethics need to be understood in ... More


Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

John M. Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Can one “live without why,” as suggested by Meister Eckhart (ca. 1260–1328)? He seems to have meant living and acting simply out of justice or goodness, and not in order to gain reward for our deeds. ... More


Aristotle’s Teleological Eudaimonism

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents the most influential form of teleological eudaimonism in Greek antiquity, that of Aristotle. He argues that a good human being, like a good lute, is one that fulfills its ... More


Aquinas on Happiness and the Will

John M. Connolly

in Living Without Why: Meister Eckhart's Critique of the Medieval Concept of Will

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199359783
eISBN:
9780199359806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359783.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter describes Aquinas’s celebrated effort to incorporate Aristotle’s philosophy—including teleological eudaimonism—into Christian thought. With respect to ethics this involved transforming ... More


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