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Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory

Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788110044

Category: Law

Page: 464

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Natural Law and Practical Rationality

Natural Law and Practical Rationality

Author: Mark C. Murphy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521802296

Category: Law

Page: 306

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Natural law theory has been undergoing a revival, especially in political philosophy and jurisprudence. Yet, most fundamentally, natural law theory is not a political theory, but a moral theory, or more accurately a theory of practical rationality. According to the natural law account of practical rationality, the basic reasons for actions are basic goods that are grounded in the nature of human beings. Practical rationality aims to identify and characterize reasons for action and to explain how choice between actions worth performing can be appropriately governed by rational standards. These standards are justified by reference to features of the human goods that are the fundamental reasons for action. This book is a defence of a contemporary natural law theory of practical rationality, demonstrating its inherent plausibility and engaging systematically with rival egoist, consequentialist, Kantian and virtue accounts.

Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory

Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178811003X

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Page: 489

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This thought-provoking Research Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research on natural law theory in ethics, politics and law, demonstrating the rigour and versatility of the tradition and offering an up-to-date picture of these ideas in the 21st century. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars in disciplines from law and government to philosophy and religious studies, the Handbook explores both the philosophical foundations of natural law thinking and its practical implications for law, politics and governance. Chapters showcase the breadth and diversity of contemporary natural law thought, going beyond the dominant Catholic and Thomist perspectives to investigate natural law ideas in a variety of religious and cultural traditions, such as Judaism, Islam and Confucianism, as well as African American and feminist theory. The Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory will prove an invaluable resource for scholars and students of law, legal theory, philosophy, politics and government, as well as theology and religious studies, who wish to engage with current thinking on natural law and its relevance to their fields. Legal practitioners and experts in public policy will also find its varied perspectives useful.

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition

Author: Peter Langford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004390393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 555

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Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition provides the first sustained examination of Hans Kelsen’s critical engagement, itself founded upon a distinctive theory of legal positivism, with the Natural Law Tradition.

Natural Law and the Nature of Law

Natural Law and the Nature of Law

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108498302

Category: History

Page: 275

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Presents a systematic, contemporary defence of the natural law outlook in ethics, politics and jurisprudence.

Natural Law

Natural Law

Author: Howard P. Kainz

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812694546

Category: Law

Page: 172

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Is there such a thing as an objective law of morality? Natural law theorists maintain that there is, and Natural Law probes the history and implications of this powerful concept. Tracing the development of natural law from ancient times to the present, the book also examines the leading figures, transitions, and turning points in the idea's evolution, and brings a natural law approach to contemporary issues such as abortion, homosexuality, and assisted suicide.

A Natural Law Approach to Normativity

A Natural Law Approach to Normativity

Author: Bebhinn Donnelly

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754643131

Category: Law

Page: 188

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Exploring the relationship between natural law theory and the philosophy of law, Bebhinn Donnelly proposes a new approach to natural law theory - one which addresses some of the tradition's shortcomings, and advances further the approach to Hume's dichotomy. This volume will be of interest to academics in philosophy of law, moral/political philosophy, natural law theorists, and students of jurisprudence internationally.

Theory and Politics / Theorie und Politik

Theory and Politics / Theorie und Politik

Author: K. von Beyme

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401027502

Category: Social Science

Page: 662

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Die Soziologie wissenschaftlichen Ruhms ist weitgehend unerforscht. Ein Versuch, ihn mit behavioristischen Methoden ffir die Politikwissenschaft zu analysieren, den Somit und Tanenhaus unternahmen, ziihlt zu den Faktoren, die wissenschaftlichen Ruhm bedingen: originelle Ideen, Beitriige zur Syste matisierung, Anregung wissenschaftlicher Forschung, Publikation vielge brauchter Lehrbficher und organisatorische Fiihigkeiten. Carl Joachim Friedrich wurde bei dieser Analyse - obwohl ihr gelegentlich ein behaviori stisches bias nachgesagt wurde - von einem grossen Prozentsatz der inter viewten Politikwissenschaftler sehr hiiufig zu den bedeutendsten Gelehrten seines Faches geziihlt. Einmalig war die Dauer der wissenschaftlichen Hoch schiitzung, die er in einer Zeit einer immer kurzlebiger werdenden wissen schaftlichen Reputation genoss. Friedrich war neben Lasswell einer der wenigen, die sowohl vor 1945 als auch nach 1945 unter den 15 bedeutendsten 1 Politikwissenschaftlern genannt wurden. Es wird schwer sein, unter den fiinf Voraussetzungen wissenschaftlicher Reputation einen einzelnen Grund ffir die Bedeutung C.J. Friedrichs herauszustellen. Neue Ideen entwickelte Friedrich - so umstritten manche (vor allem in der Totalitarismusforschung) gewesen sein mogen - besonders in der Erfor schung des Konstitutionalismus, des Foderalismus und des Totalitarismus. Seine bekanntesten Beitriige zur Systematisierung der Forschungsergebnisse sind die Werke "Constitutional Government and Democracy" (1937 if.) und "Man and His Government" (1963).

Natural Law and Natural Rights

Natural Law and Natural Rights

Author: John Finnis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191021541

Category: Law

Page: 512

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First published in 1980, Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely heralded as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an authoritative restatement of natural law doctrine. It has offered generations of students and other readers a thorough grounding in the central issues of legal, moral, and political philosophy from Finnis's distinctive perspective. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author, in which he responds to thirty years of discussion, criticism and further work in the field to develop and refine the original theory. The book closely integrates the philosophy of law with ethics, social theory and political philosophy. The author develops a sustained and substantive argument; it is not a review of other people's arguments but makes frequent illustrative and critical reference to classical, modern, and contemporary writers in ethics, social and political theory, and jurisprudence. The preliminary First Part reviews a century of analytical jurisprudence to illustrate the dependence of every descriptive social science upon evaluations by the theorist. A fully critical basis for such evaluations is a theory of natural law. Standard contemporary objections to natural law theory are reviewed and shown to rest on serious misunderstandings. The Second Part develops in ten carefully structured chapters an account of: basic human goods and basic requirements of practical reasonableness, community and 'the common good'; justice; the logical structure of rights-talk; the bases of human rights, their specification and their limits; authority, and the formation of authoritative rules by non-authoritative persons and procedures; law, the Rule of Law, and the derivation of laws from the principles of practical reasonableness; the complex relation between legal and moral obligation; and the practical and theoretical problems created by unjust laws. A final Part develops a vigorous argument about the relation between 'natural law', 'natural theology' and 'revelation' - between moral concern and other ultimate questions.

Hayek and Natural Law

Hayek and Natural Law

Author: Erik Angner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134153626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 157

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Providing a radical new reading of Hayek's life and work, this new book, by an important Hayekian scholar, dispels many of the mysteries surrounding one of the most prominent economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Angner argues that Hayek's work should be seen as continuous with the Natural Law tradition, going on to analyze the response to his work and explain why some have found his ideas so attractive and why others have found them so unpersuasive. The book develops novel accounts of his thought on: spontaneous order information and coordination cultural evolution. This fresh and incisive analysis is the perfect introduction to Hayek's thought for academics involved with philosophical economics and the history of economic ideas as well as for scholars of all levels seeking a new interpretation or deeper understanding of the origins of his work.

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition

St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition

Author: John Goyette

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813213996

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

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To explore and evaluate the current revival, this volume brings together many of the foremost scholars on natural law. They examine the relation between Thomistic natural law and the larger philosophical and theological tradition. Furthermore, they assess the contemporary relevance of St. Thomas's natural law doctrine to current legal and political philosophy.