By Charles P. Nemeth

In A Comparative research of Cicero and Aquinas, Charles P. Nemeth investigates how, regardless of their ameliorations, those figures could be the so much appropriate brothers in principles ever conceived within the idea of average legislation. seeking to locate universal threads that run among the philosophies of those nice thinkers of the Classical and Medieval classes, this booklet goals to figure out even if there exists a standard floor wherein moral debates and dilemmas will be evaluated. Does comparability among Cicero and Aquinas supply a brand new pathway for ethical degree, in keeping with outlined and built ideas? Do they carry convinced ethical and moral rules for human existence to which each and every agree? rather than a polemical diatribe, comparability among Cicero and Aquinas may possibly edify a style of compromise and come up with the money for a roughly restrictive sequence of decisions approximately moral quandaries.

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