Thomistic Juridical Realism

21 Mar 2024
6:30 pm


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Caldwell Hall Auditorium
620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064

An Introduction

Join the IHE and the Project on Constitutional Originalism and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition (CIT) for a lecture by Father Petar Popović, Adjunct Professor of Canon Law at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

What is the first thing that strikes us about law, according to Aquinas? Is law only found in posited legal norms, customs, and precedents, or also in morality? Are there any elements of juridicity in the realm beyond positive law? What is law, ontologically speaking? Why do we need positive law at all? What is the status of unjust laws? Father Popović’s lecture will address these fundamental questions in Thomistic juridical realism, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow.


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