Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays / Edition 1

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Overview

Natural law theory is enjoying a revival of interest in a variety of scholarly disciplines including law, philosophy, political science, and theology and religious studies. This volume presents twelve original essays by leading natural law theorists and their critics. The contributors discuss natural law theories of law and legal reasoning, the rule of law, politics, and morality. Readers will get a clear sense of the wide diversity of viewpoints represented among contemporary theorists, and an opportunity to evaluate the arguments and counterarguments exchanged in the current debates between natural law theorists and their critics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198235521
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 5.44 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
I Natural Law, Practical Reasoning, and Morality
1 Natural Law and the Ethics of Traditions 3
2 Natural Law and Human Nature 31
3 Natural Law and Virtue: Theories at Cross Purposes 42
4 Truth, Natural Law, and Ethical Theory 71
II Natural Law and Legal Theory
5 Natural Law and the Separation of Law and Morals 105
6 Natural Law and Legal Reasoning 134
7 The Irrelevance of Moral Objectivity 158
8 Law as a Functional Kind 188
III Natural Law, Justice, and Rights
9 That 'Nature Herself Has Placed in Our Ears a Power of Judging': Some Reflections on the 'Naturalism' of Cicero 245
10 Natural Law and Rights 278
IV Legal Formalism and Legal Rationality
11 Formalism and the Rule of Law 309
12 Why Legal Formalism 341
Index 365
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