LA RERUM NOVARUM E LOCKE: INCONTRO RIUSCITO?

Costa, Giacomo (2010) LA RERUM NOVARUM E LOCKE: INCONTRO RIUSCITO? Filosofia Politica (2). pp. 235-262.

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Abstract

It is known that the doctrine of property as an individual natural right expounded in the Encyclical Rerum Novarum (1891) is Lockean more than Thomistic. Locke’s thought provided a convenient shield against the Church’s new enemy, Socialism. But the Church had also to face her own newly rediscovered tradition, dating back to Gratian’s Decree: natural law prescribed the commonality of natural resources, human law instituted private property. Rerum Novarum had two options: (i) to sterilize the “scholastic tradition” through a reductive interpretation, or (ii) to shift to an altogether different (Lockean) theory. It is shown that in its uneasiness it cannot choose. No consistent theory of appropriation can be found in the Encyclical.

Item Type: Article
Natural Language Keywords: natural law, natural rights, right of property, Catholic Social Doctrine
Subjects: Scienze Sociali > Political science > Civil & political rights
Dip. Scienze della Politica > Storia Contemporanea
Storia > Miscellany > Storia Contemporanea

Dip. Scienze della Politica > Filosofia Politica
Filosofia > Miscellany of philosophy > Filosofia Politica
Filosofia > Modern Western philosophy > Filosofia Politica

Dip. Scienze della Politica > Storia delle Dottrine Politiche
Scienze Sociali > Political science > Political ideologies > Storia delle Dottrine Politiche
Depositing User: Prof Giacomo Costa
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2013 08:43
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 10:52
URI: http://archiviomarini.sp.unipi.it/id/eprint/554

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