E-seminar - Philosophy and Natural Law
by Lorenzo Gallo
From 5th to 26th July 2021 - Summer Course
Course code: SEM46
ECTS Credits: 6Professor: Lorenzo Gallo
Natural law can be defined as the philosophy that certain rights, moral values and resposibilities are inherent of human nature and therefore are to be considered universal.
The Church, on the other hand, claims that her moral teachings are based on natural law and therefore are applicable to all men. Yet, to the post modern culture influenced by relativism, these assertions appear partisan and out of fashion. Contemporary philosophy and public opinion tend to question, ignore or feel un easy with the concept of natural law and its application. This seminar intends to debate the origins of natural law, its perennial value and its implications .