Title The natural law in the thought of Jacques Maritain
External publication No
Means Pensamiento
Scope Article
Nature Científica
SJR Quartile 2
SJR Impact 0.19400
Publication date 01/01/2017
ISI 000428634400012
DOI 10.14422/pen.v73.i276.y2017.011
Abstract The importance of the work of the French author Jacques Maritain is beyond doubt. He was one of the initiators of the personalist movement, and had a decisive influence on the Catholic Social Thought from Populorum Progressio (1967); he also inspired the emergence of a large number of Christian-inspired parties. One of the biggest highlights of his career was the participation in the preparatory works of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sponsored by the UN in 1948. That occasion offered him an extraordinary opportunity to discuss and make living philosophy of his thesis on natural law. This paper offers a critical review of Maritains\'s thinking on natural law and analyzes his participation in the UN Declaration, which guarantees the importance of his philosophical development.
Keywords Natural law; Maritain; personalism; Universal Declaration; human rights
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