The Tradition of Natural Law

The Tradition of Natural Law
Author: Yves René Marie Simon
Publsiher: Fordham Univ Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780823206414
ISBN 13: 0823206416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tradition of Natural Law Book Review:

The tradition of natural law is one of the foundations of Western civilization. At its heart is the conviction that there is an objective and universal justice which transcends humanity's particular expressions of justice. It asserts that there are certain ways of behaving which are appropriate to humanity simply by virtue of the fact that we are all human beings. Recent political debates indicate that it is not a tradition that has gone unchallenged: in fact, the opposition is as old as the tradition itself. By distinguishing between philosophy and ideology, by recalling the historical adventures of natural law, and by reviewing the theoretical problems involved in the doctrine, Simon clarifies much of the confusion surrounding this perennial debate. He tackles the questions raised by the application of natural law with skill and honesty as he faces the difficulties of the subject. Simon warns against undue optimism in a revival of interest in natural law and insists that the study of natural law beings with the analysis of "the law of the land." He writes not as a polemicist but as a philosopher, and he writes of natural law with the same force, conciseness, lucidity and simplicity which have distinguished all his other works.

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition
Author: Norberto Bobbio
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1993-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780226062488
ISBN 13: 0226062481
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition Book Review:

Pre-eminent among European political philosophers, Norberto Bobbio has throughout his career turned to the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. Gathered here for the first time are the most important of his essays which together provide both a valuable introduction to Hobbes's thought and a fresh understanding of Hobbes's place in the theory of modern politics. Tracing Hobbes's work through De Cive and Leviathan, Bobbio identifies the philosopher's relation to the tradition of natural law. That Hobbes must now be understood in both this tradition as well as in the seemingly contradictory positivist tradition becomes clear for the first time in Bobbio's account. Bobbio also demonstrates that Hobbes cannot be easily labelled "liberal" or "totalitarian"; in Bobbio's provocative analysis of Hobbes's justification of the state, Hobbes emerges as a true conservative. Though his primary concern is to reconstruct the inner logic of Hobbes's thought, Bobbio is also attentive to the philosopher's biography and weaves into his analysis details of Hobbes's life and world—his exile in France, his relation with the Mersenne circle, his disputes with Anglican bishops, and accusations of heresy leveled against him. The result is a revealing, thoroughly new portrait of the first theorist of the modern state.

The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law

The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law
Author: International Congress on Medieval Studies
Publsiher: Kalamazoo, Mich. : Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019067159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Medieval Tradition of Natural Law Book Review:

Based on papers from sessions held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Mich. from 1979 to 1981.

The Threads of Natural Law

The Threads of Natural Law
Author: Francisco José Contreras
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2012-12-13
ISBN 10: 9400756569
ISBN 13: 9789400756564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Threads of Natural Law Book Review:

The notion of “natural law” has repeatedly furnished human beings with a shared grammar in times of moral and cultural crisis. Stoic natural law, for example, emerged precisely when the Ancient World lost the Greek polis, which had been the point of reference for Plato's and Aristotle's political philosophy. In key moments such as this, natural law has enabled moral and legal dialogue between peoples and traditions holding apparently clashing world-views. This volume revisits some of these key moments in intellectual and social history, partly with an eye to extracting valuable lessons for ideological conflicts in the present and perhaps near future. The contributions to this volume discuss both historical and contemporary schools of natural law. Topics on historical schools of natural law include: how Aristotelian theory of rules paved the way for the birth of the idea of "natural law"; the idea's first mature account in Cicero's work; the tension between two rival meanings of “man’s rational nature” in Aquinas’ natural law theory; and the scope of Kant’s allusions to “natural law”. Topics on contemporary natural law schools include: John Finnis's and Germain Grisez's “new natural law theory”; natural law theories in a "broader" sense, such as Adolf Reinach’s legal phenomenology; Ortega y Gasset’s and Scheler’s “ethical perspectivism”; the natural law response to Kelsen’s conflation of democracy and moral relativism; natural law's role in 20th century international law doctrine; Ronald Dworkin’s understanding of law as “a branch of political morality”; and Alasdair Macintyre’s "virtue"-based approach to natural law.​

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition
Author: Peter Langford,Ian Bryan,John McGarry
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 9004390391
ISBN 13: 9789004390393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition Book Review:

Hans Kelsen and the Natural Law Tradition provides the first sustained examination of Hans Kelsen’s critical engagement, itself founded upon a distinctive theory of legal positivism, with the Natural Law Tradition.

Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence
Author: Suri Ratnapala
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 9780521614832
ISBN 13: 052161483X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jurisprudence Book Review:

Jurisprudence is about the nature of law and justice. It embraces studies and theories from a range of disciplines such as history, sociology, political science, philosophy, psychology and even economics. Why do people obey the law? How does law serve society? What is law's relation to morality? What is the nature of rights? This book introduces and critically discusses the major traditions of jurisprudence. Written in a lucid and accessible style, Suri Ratnapala considers a wide range of views, bringing conceptual clarity to the debates at hand. From Plato and Aristotle to the medieval scholastics, from Enlightenment thinkers to postmodernists and economic analysts of law, this important volume examines the great philosophical debates and gives insight into the central questions concerning law and justice.

After the Natural Law

After the Natural Law
Author: John Lawrence Hill
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1621640175
ISBN 13: 9781621640172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Natural Law Book Review:

The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.

Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition

Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition
Author: Christopher Robert Kaczor
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780813210933
ISBN 13: 0813210933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This work argues against the plausibility against proportionalism and its first proponents, namely Peter Knauer, Joseph Fuchs, Louis Janssens, and Richard McCormick. Examining the genealogy of the movement, it disputes a received history that depicts proportionalism as a recovery of Thomas Aquinas.

Natural Law and Justice

Natural Law and Justice
Author: Lloyd L. Weinreb
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780674604261
ISBN 13: 0674604261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Human beings are a part of nature and apart from it." The argument of Natural Law and Justice is that the philosophy of natural law and contemporary theories about the nature of justice are both efforts to make sense of the fundamental paradox of human experience: individual freedom and responsibility in a causally determined universe. Professor Weinreb restores the original understanding of natural law as a philosophy about the place of humankind in nature. He traces the natural law tradition from its origins in Greek speculation through its classic Christian statement by Thomas Aquinas. He goes on to show how the social contract theorists adapted the idea of natural law to provide for political obligation in civil society and how the idea was transformed in Kant's account of human freedom. He brings the historical narrative down to the present with a discussion of the contemporary debate between natural law and legal positivism, including particularly the natural law theories of Finnis, Richards, and Dworkin. Professor Weinreb then adopts the approach of modern political philosophy to develop the idea of justice as a union of the distinct ideas of desert and entitlement. He shows liberty and equality to be the political analogues of desert and entitlement and both pairs to be the normative equivalents of freedom and cause. In this part of the book, Weinreb considers the theories of justice of Rawls and Nozick as well as the communitarian theory of Maclntyre and Sandel. The conclusion brings the debates about natural law and justice together, as parallel efforts to understand the human condition. This original contribution to legal philosophy will be especially appreciated by scholars, teachers, and students in the fields of political philosophy, legal philosophy, and the law generally.

Natural and Divine Law

Natural and Divine Law
Author: Jean Porter,Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780802846976
ISBN 13: 0802846971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural and Divine Law Book Review:

Though the concept of natural law took center stage during the Middle Ages, the theological aspects of this august intellectual tradition have been largely forgotten by the modern church. In this book ethicist Jean Porter shows the continuing significance of the natural law tradition for Christian ethics. Based on a careful analysis of natural law as it emerged in the medieval period, Porter's work explores several important scholastic theologians and canonists whose writings are not only worthy of study in their own right but also make important contributions to moral reflection today.

The Natural Law Tradition and Belief

The Natural Law Tradition and Belief
Author: David Ardagh
Publsiher: Nova Science Publishers
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781536149630
ISBN 13: 1536149632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural Law Tradition and Belief Book Review:

For over twenty centuries, from ancient Greece the ideal of natural law has been appealed to in Western moral and legal philosophy as a grounding for ethics and jurisprudence, centered on capacities of a common human nature. From the early medieval advent of Christendom, it was embedded within theistic and religious systems for over a millennium, during which time it was treated as incomplete and part of an enveloping divine law of ethics. Modern agnosticism in theology, religion, and metaphysics then saw natural law unhitched from these associations, but it is still suspect due to its lingering ties with these disciplines and practices. It endured through its meta-ethical capacity to integrate changes in science with ethics via its central notion of wellbeing as the perfection of human nature, via access to the highest good, however variously understood. Today, nature and human natures wellbeing, are both endangered. Ecological destruction arising from unbridled growth, industrial pollution, nuclear weapons and mass population displacement though poverty and wars threaten humanity. But in terms of the meta-ethics of wellbeing, both the humanist normative ethics of natural law, and some of its enveloping theistic and religious divine law addenda, can be invoked to address such evils. The book aims to reinvigorate natural law as a unifying ethical organon for this purpose, showing that it can dialogue with its enveloping divine law overlays constructively, uncovering its points of essential unity with them, and generating some unified solutions to the global threats mentioned, like poverty. These are largely due to global injustices like tax evasion, the arms trade, and political corruption, which are better prevented by cooperatively agreed and enforced global ideals, norms, and laws, based on natural and divine law, grounding international laws rather than appealing to national norms and laws alone.

Edmund Burke and the Natural Law

Edmund Burke and the Natural Law
Author: Peter Stanlis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 135131226X
ISBN 13: 9781351312264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edmund Burke and the Natural Law Book Review:

Today the idea of natural law as the basic ingredient in moral, legal, and political thought presents a challenge not faced for almost two hundred years. On the surface, there would appear to be little room in the contemporary world for a widespread belief in natural law. The basic philosophies of the opposition--the rationalism of the philosophes, the utilitarianism of Bentham, the materialism of Marx--appear to have made prior philosophies irrelevant. Yet these newer philosophies themselves have been overtaken by disillusionment born of conflicts between "might" and "right." Many thoughtful people who were loyal to secular belief have become dissatisfied with the lack of normative principles and have turned once more to natural law. This first book-length study of Edmund Burke and his philosophy, originally published in 1958, explores this intellectual giant's relationship to, and belief in, the natural law. It has long been thought that Edmund Burke was an enemy of the natural law, and was a proponent of conservative utilitarianism. Peter J. Stanlis shows that, on the contrary, Burke was one of the most eloquent and profound defenders of natural law morality and politics in Western civilization. A philosopher in the classical tradition of Aristotle and Cicero, and in the Scholastic tradition of Aquinas, Burke appealed to natural law in the political problems he encountered in American, Irish, Indian, and British affairs, and in reaction to the French Revolution. This book is as relevant today as it was when it was first published, and will be mandatory reading for students of philosophy, political science, law, and history.

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics
Author: Tom Angier
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 1108422632
ISBN 13: 9781108422635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics Book Review:

How do ethical norms relate to human nature? This comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume surveys the latest thinking on natural law.

Natural Law and Human Dignity

Natural Law and Human Dignity
Author: Ernst Bloch
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780262521291
ISBN 13: 0262521296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Law and Human Dignity Book Review:

Ernst Bloch was one of the most original and influential of contemporary European thinkers, leaving his mark in fields ranging from philosophy and social theory to aesthetics and theology. This book represents a unique attempt to reconcile the traditional oppositions of the natural law and social utopian traditions, providing basic insights into the meaning of human rights in a socialist society.

Natural Law and the Nature of Law

Natural Law and the Nature of Law
Author: Jonathan Crowe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108498302
ISBN 13: 9781108498302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Law and the Nature of Law Book Review:

Presents a systematic, contemporary defence of the natural law outlook in ethics, politics and jurisprudence.

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence
Author: George Duke,Robert P. George
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2017-06-16
ISBN 10: 1107120519
ISBN 13: 9781107120518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Jurisprudence Book Review:

This volume brings together leading experts on natural law theory to provide perspectives on the nature and foundations of law.

The Natural Law

The Natural Law
Author: Heinrich Albert Rommen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780865971615
ISBN 13: 0865971617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Natural Law Book Review:

Originally published in German in 1936, The Natural Law is the first work to clarify the differences between traditional natural law as represented in the writings of Cicero, Aquinas, and Hooker and the revolutionary doctrines of natural rights espoused by Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau. Beginning with the legacies of Greek and Roman life and thought, Rommen traces the natural law tradition to its displacement by legal positivism and concludes with what the author calls "the reappearance" of natural law thought in more recent times. In seven chapters each Rommen explores "The History of the Idea of Natural Law" and "The Philosophy and Content of the Natural Law." In his introduction, Russell Hittinger places Rommen's work in the context of contemporary debate on the relevance of natural law to philosophical inquiry and constitutional interpretation. Heinrich Rommen (1897–1967) taught in Germany and England before concluding his distinguished scholarly career at Georgetown University. Russell Hittinger is William K. Warren Professor of Catholic Studies and Research Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa.

Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory

Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory
Author: Jonathan Crowe,Constance Youngwon Lee
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1788110048
ISBN 13: 9781788110044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory Book Review:

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Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition

Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition
Author: Justin Buckley Dyer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN 10: 1107013631
ISBN 13: 9781107013636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Natural Law and the Antislavery Constitutional Tradition is a succinct account of the development of American antislavery constitutionalism in the years preceding the Civil War. In a series of case studies, Dyer reconstructs the arguments of prominent antislavery thinkers such as John Quincy Adams, John McLean, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Douglass. What emerges is a convoluted understanding of American constitutional development that emphasizes the centrality of natural law to America's greatest constitutional crisis.

Origins of the Natural Law Tradition

Origins of the Natural Law Tradition
Author: Arthur Leon Harding
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000067415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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