By: TANTUR ECUMENICAL CENTER (JERUSALEM)
University of Notre Dame Press: July 1999
Seller ID: 20070727117444
In Ecological Ethics and the Human Soul: Aquinas, Whitehead, and the Metaphysics of Value
, Francisco J. Benzoni addresses the pervasive and destructive view that there is a moral gulf between human beings and other creatures. Thomas Aquinas, whose metaphysics entails such a moral gulf, holds that human beings are ultimately separate from nature. Alfred North Whitehead, in contrast, maintains that human beings are continuous with the rest of nature. These different metaphysical systems demand different ethical stances toward creation. Benzoni analyzes and challenges Thomas's understandin... View More...