Moral Philosophy Of Narnia

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Philosophy is the study of knowledge. It helps us understand how we form our ideas and

thoughts. Philosophy helps us lay the foundational basis for the acquisition of our knowledge and

thoughts. It important to study the many different people that helped lay the foundation of

philosophy for us. Some of those people include Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, and C.S. Lewis.

Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates were the early philosophers that laid the general foundation of

philosophy for all other people to come after them. C.S. Lewis is another huge thinker in the

realms of philosophy due to his strong moral argument. He is a key thinker for Christians as he

has helped Christians to give a persuasive argument for a personal Creator. C.S. Lewis’s
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Lewis 1952, p. 6). Scholars and readers can even see Lewis’s idea of right and wrong played out

in his fictional work about the world of Narnia. Scholars agree that the Lewis uses characters in

the world of Narnia to display his moral argument. “Lewis’s Narnia novels are excellent

examples of literature’s ability to illuminate how events are shaped and character is formed by

the moral choices we make” (Pike, Nesfield, and Lickona 2015, p. 71). Even Paul, in Romans,

talks about how the law, in regards to what is right and wrong, is written on our hearts. The idea

of a natural moral law is something that is in debate in our society today, but there have been

both Christian and non-Christian philosophers that have agreed about the natural moral law.

Some of those philosophers include Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas. Aristotle was the one

that insisted that there is a natural law that is the “foundation of our social, political, and ethical

structures and institutions” (Miller 2004, p. 477). Aristotle was not a Christian philosopher, but

he still held to a belief that there is some kind of law in existence which guides the foundation

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