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Giving Due Emphasis to the Human Person in Catholic Moral Teaching

Nagle, Cormac (2013) Giving Due Emphasis to the Human Person in Catholic Moral Teaching. Australasian Catholic Record 90(2013:1)47-59., 90 (1). pp. 47-59. ISSN 0727-3215

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The advent of the social sciences, psychology and sociology, and their development over the past eighty years or so have made us much more aware of the integrated nature of the human person. Today we are less likely to speak about souls and bodies as separate entities or to be dualistic in our thinking. Nevertheless, the influence of the Stoics in their teaching on natural law and its ethical implications, based on what is natural physically, and later the attempt by Descartes to extend his mechanical approach to science to include human beings(he explicitly describes the body as a machine in his work, Description of the Human Body, (La description du corps humain) is an unfinished treatise, (1647)still seem to infect our thinking in the area of moral teaching and practice.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: human person integrally considered, person in church teaching, objective morality and intention, equity
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220106 Medical Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Cormac M. Nagle
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2016 04:15
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2017 06:51
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2130

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