Objections to Thomism

This section provides a space where objection to Thomism (in the terms of other systems) can be raised and answers posed by Thomists. Specifically, this section is meant to contain, not Thomistic responses to other accounts in the terms of Thomism, but rather the criticism of Thomism and response to that criticism in the terms of the relevant philosophical, theological, and political perspectives.



  •  “Does Aquinas’s account of law leave too little room for the exercise of ordinary human prudence, as understood by Plato and Aristotle to apply particularly in politics, and so result in a theological legalism, against which modernity rightly rebelled? This is one way of stating an objection of Leo Strauss in his Natural Roght and History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953).” Sign in to answer this question.