The Constitution Under Social Justice

The Constitution Under Social Justice

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Antonio Rosmini-Serbati (1797D1855) was one of the first natural law scholars to bring natural law thinking into a conversation with the market economic order that was beginning to emerge in Europe in the 19th century. His reflections on matters such as the origin, nature, and limits of private property, the role of the state, and the nature of human reason show him to be a unique, innovative thinker who nonetheless was determined to work within the parameters of Catholic doctrine. Many of these ideas are concretized in his seminal work The Constitution Under Social Justice, a text that has profound instights to offer those today seeking to integrate theology, philosophy, and economics into their conceptions of a social order that aspires to be both free and just.show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 340.2g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739107259
  • 9780739107256
  • 2,090,417

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Much misunderstood in his own time, Fr. Rosmini is surely a contemporary model for serious theological reflection on the political and economic order. The Constitution Under Social Justice is a masterpiece - both for his time and ours. -- Jean-Yves Naudet, Professor of Economics, Universite d'Aix-Marseilles III Antonio Rosmini's Constitution Under Social Justice is a great book that extols the virtues of a liberty ordered to truth. This translation will bring Rosmini's thought to the attention of new audiences at precisely the right time. His insights into the role of property in ordering free societies are essential reading for theologians, economists, and political scientists today. -- James V. Schall, Professor of Government, Georgetown University A very important text, The Constitution Under Social Justice takes us beyond today's sterile political labels, and returns political discourse to where it belongs - the language of natural law. Written in the 19th century, Rosmini's book provides those in the 21st century with the tools we need to think about freedom in the modern world in a coherent manner. -- Carlos Hoevel, Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of Argentina Antonio Rosmini is one of the great minds of 19th century Catholicism. His Constitution Under Social Justice represents the most mature expression of Rosmini's political and economic thought. This English translation is a must-read for anyone interested in the dialogue between the worlds of theology, philosophy, and economics. -- Robert A. Sirico, President, Acton Instituteshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 On Constitutions of the French Kind Chapter 2 The Vices of Constitutions Chapter 3 Remedy for the Two Radical Vices of the Constitutions Molded on the French Model Chapter 4 A Constitutions Project Chapter 5 Explanation for the Reasons for the Constitutional Project Chapter 6 Reasons for the Disposition Contained in the Preliminary Article Chapter 7 Reasons for the Disposition Contained in Title I Chapter 8 Reasons for the Disposition Contained in Title II Chapter 9 Reasons for the Disposition Contained in Title III Chapter 10 Reasons for the Disposition Contained in Title IV Chapter 11 Reasons for the Disposition Contained in Title V Chapter 12 General Considerations Chapter 13 Notes Chapter 14 Appendix Chapter 15 Indexshow more