Natural Law Theory

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to the Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory
Subtitle of host publicationSecond edition
EditorsDennis Patterson
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages211-227
Number of pages19
Edition2
ISBN (Print)9781405170062
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • "Traditional" natural law theory-arguments for existence of a "higher law"
  • "traditional natural law theory" and "modern natural law theory"
  • Aquinas's four different laws-the eternal law, natural law, divine law, and human (positive) law
  • Contemporary schools and perspectives
  • Differences between right and wrong-cannot be drawn at level of basic goods
  • Finnis, moving from basic goods to moral choices-series of intermediate principles
  • Natural law in early modern Europe
  • Natural law theory-long and distinguished history
  • Ronald Dworkin, influential English-language legal theorist
  • Traditional approach to natural law and Thomas Aquinas

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