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The Defence of Natural Law

The Defence of Natural Law

Author: Charles Covell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349223596

Category: Philosophy

Page: 279

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The Defence of Natural Law comprises a study of the philosophies of law expounded by Lon L. Fuller, Michael Oakeshott, F.A. Hayek, Ronald Dworkin and John Finnis. The work of these theorists is situated in relation to the modern tradition in legal philosophy. In this way, it is demonstrated that the theorists adhered closely to the natural law standpoint in legal philosophy, while also defending the particular view of the proper functions of law and the state that distinguished the tradition of modern liberalism.

Natural Law and Contemporary Public Policy

Natural Law and Contemporary Public Policy

Author: David Forte

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589013794

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Rooted in Western classical and medieval philosophies, the natural law movement of the last few decades seeks to rediscover fundamental moral truths. In this book, prominent thinkers demonstrate how natural law can be used to resolve a wide range of complex social, political, and constitutional issues by addressing controversial subjects that include the family, taxation, war, racial discrimination, medical technology, and sexuality. This volume will be of value to those working in philosophy, political science, and legal theory, as well as to policy analysts, legislators, and judges.

Natural Law

Natural Law

Author: Alessandro Passerin d&Entrèves

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412829427

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The Contribution of Natural Law Theory to Moral and Legal Debate Concerning Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia

The Contribution of Natural Law Theory to Moral and Legal Debate Concerning Suicide, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia

Author: Craig Paterson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1452868395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 398

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In chapter one, Paterson argues for the important contribution that a natural law based framework can make towards an analysis of key controversies surrounding the practices of suicide, assisted suicide, and voluntary euthanasia. In the second chapter, he considers a number of historical contributions to the debate. The third chapter takes up the modern context of ideas that have increasingly come to the fore in shaping the 'push' for reform. Particular areas focused upon include the value of human life, the value of personal autonomy, and the rejection of double effect reasoning. In chapter four, Paterson engages in the task of pointing out structural weakness in utilitarianism and deontology. He argues that major systemic weaknesses in both approaches can be overcome by a teleology of basic human goods. In chapter five, Paterson argues for the defence of the intrinsic good of human life from direct attack. He defends the proposition "it is always a serious moral wrong to intentionally kill a human person, whether self or another, regardless of a further appeal to consequences or motive." In chapter six, Paterson argues that the natural law conception of the person in society, centred on the common good, provides a solid framework for assessing both the justification for, as well as the limits on, the role of the state to use its power to legally impose certain moral standards. In chapter seven, he addresses the concrete relationship between natural law and legal policy by exploring the issue of assisted suicide in the constitutional context of the United States.

Natural Law Jurisprudence in U.S. Supreme Court Cases since Roe v. Wade

Natural Law Jurisprudence in U.S. Supreme Court Cases since Roe v. Wade

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785272073

Category: Law

Page: 273

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Since America’s founding, natural law principles play a critical role in the development of rights and human dignity. Commencing with the notion that rights are derived from a higher, metaphysical power over mere promulgation and human legislation, the natural law advocate sees law and human rights in the context of a more perpetual and perennial philosophy. Coupled with this is the view that natural law provides a series of undeniable precepts for human operations or a natural prescription for human life based on the natural order. Hence early court cases tend to emphasize the “natural” versus the unnatural and just as compellingly argue that the natural order, aligned with the eternal law, delivers a measure for human action. Earlier US Supreme Court cases often use this sort of language in granting or denying rights in certain human activity. As a result, a survey of some of the most significant landmark cases from the Supreme Court are assessed in Natural Law Jurisprudence in U.S. Supreme Court Cases since “Roe v. Wade” and, by implication, those cases which seem to disregard these fundamental principles, such as the slavery decisions, are highlighted.

John Locke and America

John Locke and America

Author: Barbara Arneil

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198279671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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This treatise offers an original interpretation of Locke's doctrine of property, a full account of his writings and activities in relation to the Earl of Shaftesbury, and a new interpretation of Locke's lasting influence on American political thought.

Moral Philosophy

Moral Philosophy

Author: Joseph Rickaby

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783732668571

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Reproduction of the original: Moral Philosophy by Joseph Rickaby

American Interpretations of Natural Law

American Interpretations of Natural Law

Author: Benjamin Fletcher Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351532662

Category: Philosophy

Page: 274

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This book illustrates the deep roots of natural law doctrines in America's political culture. Originally published in 1931, the volume shows that American interpretations of natural law go to the philosophical heart of the American regime. The Declaration of Independence is the preeminent example of natural law in American political thoughtit is the self-evident truth of American society.Benjamin Wright proposes that the decline of natural law as a guiding factor in American political behaviour is inevitable as America's democracy matures and broadens. What Wright also chronicled, inadvertently, was how the progressive critique of natural law has opened a rift between and among some of the ruling elites and large numbers of Americans who continue to accept it. Progressive elites who reject natural law do not share the same political culture as many of their fellow citizens.Wright's work is important because, as Leo Strauss and others have observed, the decline of natural law is a development that has not had a happy ending in other societies in the twentieth century. There is no reason to believe it will be different in the United States.

Hobbes, Realism and the Tradition of International Law

Hobbes, Realism and the Tradition of International Law

Author: C. Covell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230000636

Category: Philosophy

Page: 194

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Charles Covell considers the poltical thought of Thomas Hobbes in relation to the tradition of international law, and with the intention to challenge the reading of Hobbes as the exponent of the realist standpoint in international thought and practice. The relation of Hobbes to international law is explained through attention to the place that he occupies among the modern secular natural law thinkers, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel, who founded the modern system of the law of nations.

Natural Law Theory

Natural Law Theory

Author: Robert P. George

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198235526

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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Natural law theory is enjoying a revival of interest in a variety of scholarly disciplines including law, philosophy, political science, and theology and religious studies. This volume presents twelve original essays by leading natural law theorists and their critics. The contributors discuss natural law theories of morality, law and legal reasoning, politics, and the rule of law. Readers get a clear sense of the wide diversity of viewpoints represented among contemporary theorists, and an opportunity to evaluate the arguments and counterarguments exchanged in the current debates between natural law theorists and their critics. Contributors include Hadley Arkes, Joseph M. Boyle, Jr., John Finnis, Robert P. George, Russell Hittinger, Neil MacCormick, Michael Moore, Jeffrey Stout, Joseph Raz, Jeremy Waldron, Lloyd Weinreb, and Ernest Weinrib.