Angela Knobel on ‘Human Rights’

This is the third of six talks on the social and political philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas, presented by the Catholic and Dominican Institute of Mount Saint Mary College this June, at the Sixth Annual Philosophy Workshop. It follows on the heels of the first and second lecture on ‘the common good’ and ‘justice and human law’. In this third lecture, Prof. Knobel discusses Aquinas’s view of human rights in the light of his views of justice and human law, and its relation to the common good. This lecture is a very good introduction to the dispute of whether or not we can ground a theory of human rights in the work of Thomas Aquinas.

  

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