La legge in Dante - Gianfranco Maglio - Vita e Pensiero - Articolo Filosofia Neo-Scolastica Vita e Pensiero

La legge in Dante

digital La legge in Dante
Issue RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA - 2021 - 1 (Supplemento). Dante, la filosofia e la teologia in occasione del VII centenario della morte
Title La legge in Dante
The Law in Dante
Publisher Vita e Pensiero
Format Article | Pdf
Online da 07-2021
Doi 10.26350/001050_000262
Issn 0035-6247 (print) | 1827-7926 (digital)
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The importance of the concept of law in medieval culture and conscience is undeniable and this emerges strongly in Dante’s thinking. On the one hand, it is a call to that «ratio scripta» which can certainly be associated with the great Roman tradition, which Dante’s time had effectively recovered. On the other hand, it uncovers the fundamental presence of Natural Law through its intimate account of Divine  Law and its expression of that ordered depiction of the world that is always central to the work of the great Florentine Poet, also in its being a concrete display of the work of Providence moving human  history. The essay aims to highlight these aspects in Dante’s main works, and, in particular, to capture the essential ethical value attributed to law and its sublimation in God’s eternal law.


Dante Alighieri, Human Law, Moral Law, Natural Law, Divine Law, Eternal Law

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