Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics

Natural Law in Jurisprudence and Politics

by Mark C. Murphy, Murphy Mark C.
     
 

In this book, Mark C. Murphy argues that the central thesis of natural law jurisprudence - that law is backed by decisive reasons for compliance - sets the agenda for natural law political philosophy, which demonstrates how law gains its binding force by way of the common good of the political community. Murphy's presentation in this book ranges over the central… See more details below

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In this book, Mark C. Murphy argues that the central thesis of natural law jurisprudence - that law is backed by decisive reasons for compliance - sets the agenda for natural law political philosophy, which demonstrates how law gains its binding force by way of the common good of the political community. Murphy's presentation in this book ranges over the central questions of natural law jurisprudence and political philosophy, including the formulation and defense of the natural law jurisprudential thesis, the nature of the common good, the connection between the promotion of the common good and requirement of obedience to law, and the justification of punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521108089
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/29/2009
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : natural law jurisprudence and natural law political philosophy1
1Natural law jurisprudence formulated8
2Natural law jurisprudence defended25
3The common good61
4The natural law rejection of consent theory91
5A consent theory of the authority of law112
6The authority of law and legal punishment133
7Beneath and beyond the common good168

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