Aquinas in the courtroom

lawyers, judges, and judicial conduct

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 216

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Outlines and discusses St. Thomas Aquinas's insights into legal reasoning and judgments, and the nature and role of judges and lawyers.
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Aquinas and Modern Law

Author: JamesBernard Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351576224

Category: Law

Page: 644

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This volume collects some of the best recent writings on St. Thomass philosophy of law and includes a critical examination of Aquinass theory of the relation between law and morality, his natural law theory, as well as the modern reformulation of his approach to natural rights. The volume shows how Aquinas understood the importance of positive law and demonstrates the modern relevance of his writings by including Thomistic critiques of modern jurisprudence and examples of applications of Thomistic jurisprudence to specific modern legal problems such as federalism, environmental policy, abortion and euthanasia. The volume also features an introduction which places Aquinass writings in the context of modern jurisprudence as well as an extensive bibliography. The volume is suited to the needs of jurisprudence scholars, teachers and students and is an essential resource for all law libraries.
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Natural Law Jurisprudence in U.S. Supreme Court Cases since Roe v. Wade

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1785272063

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Since America’s founding, natural law principles play a critical role in the development of rights and human dignity. Commencing with the notion that rights are derived from a higher, metaphysical power over mere promulgation and human legislation, the natural law advocate sees law and human rights in the context of a more perpetual and perennial philosophy. Coupled with this is the view that the natural law provides a series of undeniable precepts for human operations or a natural prescription for human life based on the natural order. Hence early court cases tend to emphasize the “natural” versus the unnatural and just as compellingly argue that the natural order, aligned with the eternal law, delivers a measure for human action. Earlier US Supreme Court cases often use this sort of language in granting or denying rights in certain human activity. As a result, a survey of some of the most significant landmark cases from the Supreme Court are assessed in “Natural Law and the US Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade” and by implication, those cases which seem to disregard these fundamental principles, such as the slavery decisions, are highlighted.
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Political Thought in the Age of Scholasticism

Author: Jèurgen Miethke,Martin Kaufhold

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004139907

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

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This volume brings together principal reflections on the phenomenon of political theory in the age of scholasticism with focussed case studies of prominent authors and their work. It thus presents a vivid profile of the current discussion about political theory in the later Middle Ages.
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Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Punishment

Author: Peter Karl Koritansky

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813218837

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

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Thomas Aquinas and the Philosophy of Punishment explores how Aquinas's understandings of natural law and the common good apply to the contemporary philosophical discussion of punitive justice.
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Law and Evidence

A Primer for Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, and Legal Studies

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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Any career in the justice system will require a fundamental understanding of evidence law. Exactly how does the criminal and civil justice system utilize evidence? Why is evidence the cornerstone of a free society? What rules and case laws guide the use of evidence in the courtroom? How do police, investigators, lawyers, and judges use evidence in their day to day operations? For what purposes is evidence necessary? "Law and Evidence" is a primer for those yearning to master them any complexities of evidence law in the American justice system. Join this evidentiary journey of discovery, witnessing evidence at street level during the investigative process; discern and fathom the various forms of evidence types (e.g. real, forensic, testimonial, documentary and the like); employ evidence in the litigation arena with exhibits, witnesses, and proof and become comfortable with the principles that guide and manifest innocence or guilt, liability or exoneration, and truth or falsity in the courtroom. Become familiar with the culture of trial combat and evidence advocacy and the tools that seasoned litigators and investigators utilize in civil and criminal litigation. In "Evidence," the case comes to fruition and those entrusted with the maintenance of law and order see the results of their labor.
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Dialectics

A Controversy-Oriented Approach to the Theory of Knowledge

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780873953726

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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This book explores a disputational approach to inquiry. Such a focus on disputation is useful because it exhibits epistemological process at work in a setting of socially conditioned interactions. This socially oriented perspective reflects the anti-Cartesian animus of the dialectical approach to epistemology. It strives to avert the baneful influence of the egocentric orientation of recent approaches in the theory of knowledge. The traditional and orthodox emphasis on the epistemological questions How can I convince myself? and How can I be certain? invites us to forget the fundamentally social nature of the ground rules of probative reasoning--their rooting in the issue of how we can go about convincing one another. The dialectic of disputation and controversy provides a useful antidote to such cognitive egocentrism by affording a point of departure in epistemology which blocks any temptation to forget the crucial fact that the buildup of knowledge is a communal enterprise subject to communal standards.
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