Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • The Ethics of Natural Law according to Thomas Aquinas
    Author Stančienė, Dalia Marija
    Issue Vol. VI/2004/2
    Category Artes
    Pages pp. 357-368
    Abstract Thomas Aquinas' concept of law is an example of the application of Aristotelian teleology to the integral theory of ethics, law and governing. Aquinas' concept of natural law is called moral law by many scholars. Man is able to anticipate the law of action in relation to eternal law, and such participation in eternal law Thomas calls natural law. The ethics starts from the principle good is to be done and evil is to be avoided. This principle is the basis for the rest of the ethical precepts concerning what is to be done and what is to be avoided. Man has innate general orientations on how to live and behave in this world. Conscience evaluates and judges the motives and moral qualities of actions. This is the main idea of natural law, which is described in the article.
  • The Contribution of the Jesuit Order to the Propagation of the Enlightenment Ideas in Lithuania
    Author Stančienė, Dalia Marija
    Issue Vol. I/1999/2
    Category Artes
    Pages pp. 53-57
    Abstract The Enlightenment came to Lithuania in the second half of the XVIII century, at the time of economical and political disorder. The Lithuanian establishment treated the ideas of Enlightenment as the means against the degradation of the country. The Jesuit Order responded to the influence of the Enlightenment reshaping its educational programmes, first of all in the Vilnius University, which they had establis-hed a century ago...