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Author Rhonheimer, Martin, 1950-

Title The perspective of the acting person : essays in the renewal of thomistic moral philosophy / Martin Rhonheimer ; edited with an introduction by William F. Murphy, Jr.

Published Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  171.2 RHON    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxix, 329 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography "Martin Rhonheimer publications": pages 317-323.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-316) and index.
Contents Introduction / William F. Murphy, Jr. -- 1. Is Christian Morality Reasonable? On the Difference between Secular and Christian Humanism -- 2. Norm-Ethics, Moral Rationality, and the Virtues: What's Wrong with Consequentialism? -- 3. "Intrinsically Evil Acts" and the Moral Viewpoint: Clarifying a Central Teaching of Veritatis Splendor -- 4. Intentional Actions and the Meaning of Object: A Reply to Richard McCormick -- 5. Practical Reason and the "Naturally Rational": On the Doctrine of the Natural Law as a Principle of Praxis in Thomas Aquinas -- 6. The Moral Significance of Pre-Rational Nature in Aquinas: A Reply to Jean Porter (and Stanley Hauerwas) -- 7. The Cognitive Structure of the Natural Law and the Truth of Subjectivity -- 8. The Perspective of the Acting Person and the Nature of Practical Reason: The "Object of the Human Act" in Thomistic Anthropology of Action -- 9. Practical Reason and the Truth of Subjectivity: The Self-Experience of the Moral Subject at the Roots of Metaphysics and Anthropology -- 10. Review of Jean Porter's Nature as Reason: A Thomistic Theory of the Natural Law.
Summary "The Perspective of the Acting Person introduces readers to one of the most important and provocative thinkers in contemporary moral philosophy. In this collation of essays Martin Rhonheimer examines central themes in Thomistic moral philosophy with particular relevance to the reception of John Paul II's 1993 encyclical Veritatis Splendor."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Murphy, William F.
Subject Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
Ethics, Medieval.
ISBN 9780813215112 (paperback: alk. paper)
0813215110 (paperback: alk. paper)