Narrative, Nature, and the Natural Law: From Aquinas to International Human Rights

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Palgrave Macmillan, Apr 15, 2010 - Law - 176 pages
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Beginning with Saint Thomas Aquinas and ending with the latest developments in international human rights, Narrative, Nature, and the Natural Law: From Aquinas to International Human Rights brings a fairly traditional interpretation of the natural law to some rather untraditional problems and areas, including evolutionary natural law. The term “traditional interpretation” refers not to the religious or ideological perspective of the book, but rather to the view that natural law is “written on the heart.”  Untraditional is the way the book uses narrative theory to put feelings into words, and words into feelings.  In other words, stories, rather than argument, become the basic unit of the natural law. 

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C. Fred Alford is Professor of Government and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. Recipient of 3 Fulbright Awards, he is author of over a dozen books on moral psychology, including After the Holocaust: The Book of Job, Primo Levi, and the Path to Affliction, Psychology and the Natural Law of Reparation, and Rethinking Freedom. Alford was named the Chancellor Kirwin Undergraduate Teacher of the Year in 2009 by the University of Maryland, College Park.

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