Natural Law / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$30.67
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.18
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 90%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $3.18   
  • New (6) from $25.95   
  • Used (6) from $3.18   

Overview

This is the classic study of the history and continuing philosophical values of the law of nature. DEntrves discerned three distinct sources that have contributed to the development of natural law: Roman law teachings, Christian beliefs regarding law, and egalitarian and revolutionary theories of the Enlightenment. Now regarded as a classic work, Natural Law has exercised considerable influence over the course of Anglo-American legal theory in the past forty years. The statements of Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings show that the law of nature still holds powerful appeal in defining judicial rules.

In the new introduction, Cary J. Nederman points out both the contemporary value and the historical significance of Natural Law. He also provides the biographical as well as intellectual context for dEntrves immense accomplishments. This volume is essential reading for students of legal history, political theory, and philosophy. It will also be of interest to historians.

Few texts provide as concise or as cogent an introduction to natural theory as Alexander Passerin dEntrves Natural Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy. Transaction Publishers has performed a genuine service by bringing out a new edition of Natural Law. DEntrves analysis is clear and penetrating, and will guide the student of natural law to further, fruitful study.Mitchell Muncy, The University Bookman

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560006732
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/15/2006
  • Series: Library of Conservative Thought
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Passerin d’Entrèves (1902–1985) was professor of political theory at the University of Turin. He wrote many important works of social and political philosophy, published in English, Italian, and French.

Cary J. Nederman is assistant professor of political science at the University of Arizona. He has written numerous articles on the history of Western political theory that have appeared in Journal of the History of Ideas, Political Studies, Political Theory, and Western Political Quarterly.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Forewords 7
1 Introduction 13
2 A universal system of laws 22
3 A rational foundation of ethics 37
4 A theory of natural rights 51
5 The essence of law 65
6 Law and morals 79
7 The ideal law 93
8 Conclusion 108
Additional Essays
(A) The case for natural law re-examined 119
(B) Two questions about law 173
(C) A core of good sense: reflections on Hart's theory of natural law 185
Index 204
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)