This volume contains the seminal articles that define the influence of Aquinas within legal philosophical thought. A comprehensive reference for those new to the field, it covers such topics as the relation of virtue to law, the common good, natural law, natural rights and property rights; together with social and political issues like abortion, feminism, homosexuality, environment, civil disobedience and just war. Attention is devoted to the new natural law theory and its limitations, as well as the place of historical context in the recovery of social thought.
John Inglis is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton, USA. He works on the political context of Aquinas's philosophy and theology, the construction of a balanced history of Islamic, Jewish, and Christian medieval philosophy, the intellectual and artistic cross-pollination between Dominican men and women in the 14th century, and the historiography of medieval philosophy.
'Inglis and Ashgate have done a good service for the larger scholarly community and it is good to have so many articles, treating such varied topics, between two covers.' Heythrop Journal