God’s place in political Philosophy. A meta-reflection


Paolo Fornari


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 70, Issue 161, 2021, pages 107-127




Debates on the question of God and religion in contemporary political philosophy often end by blending different methodological perspectives, so as to melt the peculiar point of view of political philosophy with those of political science, theology, and sociology. The essay tries to shed some light on such a theoretical situation, individuating the specific task of a properly philosophical-political research, and finally introducing an exemplar expression of it in the traditional reflection on the essential structure of human acting, especially considering the peculiar conceptual development it received through the work of Thomas Aquinas.

Key words:

Tolerance, religion, moral obligation, common good.


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