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Journal:   JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE STUDIES ON ISLAMIC AND WESTERN LAW   SUMMER 2015 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 49 To 76.
 
Paper: 

THE AVICENNA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATURAL LAW THEORY OF AQUINAS

 
 
Author(s):  GHARI SEYED FATEMI SEYED MOHAMMAD, NIKOUEI MAJID*
 
* SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

As discussed by many writers, Natural Law Theory of Aquinas undoubtedly bears a striking affinity with that of Aristotle and also with the Christian theology. This affinity has been followed by neglecting the impact of Islamic philosophy upon Natural Law theory of Aquinas. Analysing from the standpoint of Islamic philosophy, this article argues that the Aquinas notion of natural law theory substantively borrows its foundation from the Avicenna’s remarks on ethics. A close analysis of their work suggests that Avicenna builds the foundation of Thomistic thought without establishing a theory of natural law. This analysis ends with an argument suggesting that the following four pillars of Avicenna’s thought constitutes the theoretical underpinnings of Aquinas’s natural law theory. These are: 1) the definition, the scope, and the function of practical reasoning as the source of natural law; 2) the non-eternal and contingent character of natural law; 3) the empty nature of the axiomatic first principle of Aquinas natural law which necessitates resorting to natural inclinations of man; and 4) the distinctive theological foundation of natural law.

 
Keyword(s): AVICENNA, AQUINAS, NATURAL LAW, PRACTICAL REASONING, MORAL STATEMENTS
 
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