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Normative Jurisprudence and Catholic Social Thought

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  1. AndyK says:

    I always find it quite illuminating when a so-called “political leaning” is revealed to have an underlying theological cause; thus, I think engaging theology in discussions of comprehensive pictures of the good is essential.

    Finnis and George, I think, try to explain how Catholic views on social good mesh with so-called secular intuitions on the same, but that only goes so far. I think a better approach comes from Charles Taylor, explaining that modern “secular” views are generally explicable in theological terms, and that much, if not all of our secular prejudices are historical relics of previous theological power struggles. So there’s a lot of dialogue to be had here.