Two Under-Appreciated Contributions of the Catholic Church – Thomas E. Woods Jr., Ph.D.

by | Feb 6, 2022

Locke may have been and indeed was an ardent Protestant, but he was also a Protestant scholastic, heavily influenced by the founder
of Protestant scholasticism, the Dutchman Hugo Grotius, who in turn was heavily influenced by the late Spanish Catholic scholastics. … While Locke developed libertarian natural rights thought more fully than his predecessors, it was still squarely embedded in the scholastic natural law tradition.

Murray N. Rothbard, Ph.D., Economic Thought Before Adam Smith, p. 314

This is a clip from my discussion with Tom Woods of The Tom Woods Show, the full discussion can be found here

Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the 2019 winner of the Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award from the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. He is a senior fellow of the Mises Institute and host of The Tom Woods Show, which releases a new episode every weekday.

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