Natural Law and Contemporary Public Policy

Overview

Prominent thinkers in the natural law tradition apply the principles of natural law to contemporary political and social problems in this volume.

Contributors demonstrate how natural law can be used to resolve a wide array of complex social, political, and constitutional issues by addressing controversial subjects that include the family, taxation, war, racial discrimination, medical technology, and sexuality.

Read...
See more details below
Hardcover (New Edition)
$62.73
BN.com price
(Save 3%)$64.95 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $20.49   
  • New (5) from $69.31   
  • Used (5) from $20.49   
Sending request ...

Overview

Prominent thinkers in the natural law tradition apply the principles of natural law to contemporary political and social problems in this volume.

Contributors demonstrate how natural law can be used to resolve a wide array of complex social, political, and constitutional issues by addressing controversial subjects that include the family, taxation, war, racial discrimination, medical technology, and sexuality.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Twenty-two essays based on presentations at an April 1996 conference held at Cleveland State University explore the roots of natural law and demonstrate how this philosophy, which has enjoyed a revival in the past few decades, can be used to address a wide range of social, political, and constitutional issues. Of interest to those working in philosophy, political science, and legal theory, and to policy analysts, legislators, and others looking for some guiding principles with regard to issues connected with the family, taxation, war, racial discrimination, medical technology, and sexuality. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878406920
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

David F. Forte is professor of law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He teaches and publishes in the fields of jurisprudence, constitutional law, and legal history.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Natural Law Today 1
The Natural Law Moment 3
Pt. 2 Natural Law and the Individual 11
Privacy 13
Nature, Morality, and Homosexuality 29
Bioethics and Human Life 41
Education: Nature, Nurture, and Gnosis 55
Family, Nurture, and Liberty 79
Pt. 3 Natural Law and the Government 107
The Axioms of Public Policy 109
Legislation 135
Judicial Review 157
Pt. 4 Natural Law and the Economy 191
Property, the Common Law, and John Locke 193
Taxation 219
Welfare 280
Tort Reform 298
Pt. 5 Natural Law and Foreign Policy 331
Just War and Defense Policy 333
Pt. 6 Doubts and Affirmations 361
Questions About the Place of Natural Law 363
The Natural Law Banner 380
Contributors 385
Index 387
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)