Natural Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy / Edition 1

Natural Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy / Edition 1

by Alexander Passerin d'Entreves, Alexander Passerin D'Entrives
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1560006730

ISBN-13: 9781560006732

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

This is the classic study of the history and continuing philosophical values of the law of nature. D’Entrèves 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,

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This is the classic study of the history and continuing philosophical values of the law of nature. D’Entrèves 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 d’Entrèves 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 d’Entrèves’ Natural Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy.… Transaction Publishers has performed a genuine service by bringing out a new edition of Natural Law. D’Entrèves’ analysis is clear and penetrating, and will guide the student of natural law to further, fruitful study.”—Mitchell Muncy, The University Bookman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560006732
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Library of Conservative Thought
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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