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Love as the Source of Agapic Casuistry

  • Alexander Nikolaevich Shytov
Part of the Law and Philosophy Library book series (LAPS, volume 54)

Abstract

The essence of agapic casuistry is that cases of conscience are solved by applying the principle of ethical love. This principle requires that you should love your neighbour as yourself.1 From the point of view of natural law it is an universal commandment which binds every moral agent, independently of occupation, religion, race, gender, class and etc. Every conscience is able intuitively to grasp the content of this requirement. The cases of judicial conscience are legal cases. Therefore, this principle if applied inevitably affects the existing law. The Donoghue v. Stevenson case2 which will be considered later in more detail, is a good example of it.

Keywords

Legal Rule Moral Intuition Judicial Decision Christian Ethic Christian Teaching 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Nikolaevich Shytov
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    • 2
  1. 1.Department of LawStavropol State UniversityStavropolRussia
  2. 2.Commercial Law and EthicsMae Jo UniversityChiang MaiThailand

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