La derivación del derecho positivo desde el derecho natural en Tomás de Aquino: Un estudio a partir de summa theologiae y sententia libri ethicorum

Sebastián Contreras Aguirre*

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A basic principle of Aquinas' philosophy of law postulates that all positive laws, the rational human laws, are derived from natural law. The natural just is the normative principle that makes obligatory to human laws. This form of derivation of positive law from natural law is known as determinatio. We wanted to address this issue with the next paper. For this, we focus on two of the passages of the work of Aquinas: the q. 95 a. 2 of the I-II and the comments to the Vth book of Aristotle's Ethics.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)679-706
Number of pages28
JournalTeologia y Vida
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013

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