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The Natural Law

Wethersfield Institute - Lecture Archives

This course, recorded in the fall of 2016, provides a general account of ethics, an overview of The Natural Law approach to ethics, a comparison with such other moral theories as utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics, and a program for reading on this topic.


Rev. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J.


Joseph W. Koterski, S.J., is an American Jesuit philosopher who teaches at Fordham University in New York and serves as editor-in-chief of International Philosophical QuarterlyFather Koterski holds an H.A.B. degree in classical languages from Xavier University in Cincinnati as well as an M.A. and Ph.D in philosophy from St. Louis University. He also holds an M.Div and S.T.L. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass. He specializes in metaphysics, ethics, and the history of medieval philosophy. Fr. Koterski serves in the Wethersfield Institute's Board of Directors. 

Lecture Handouts

The Natural Law: Lecture 1 handout
The Natural Law: Lecture 2 handout
The Natural Law: Lecture 3 handout
The Natural Law: Lecture 4 handout
The Natural Law: Lecture 5 handout
The Natural Law: Lecture 6 handout
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