The second lecture in The D'Arcy Lectures series, exploring the concept of Common Good through the three lenses of Aristotle’s philosophy, Catholic teaching, and contemporary political liberalism.
The relevance of Aristotle’s philosophy to modern politics is not immediately evident. This lecture focuses on three core elements where his thought seems to be incompatible with our present experience: the stress on consensus, law’s moral purpose, and the preferred normative language. Developing these elements allows for a reconstruction of Aristotle’s approach to meet our needs.
This year’s D’Arcy Lectures are delivered by Revd Dr Patrick Riordan.