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The Resource Natural law and natural rights, John Finnis

Natural law and natural rights, John Finnis

Label
Natural law and natural rights
Title
Natural law and natural rights
Statement of responsibility
John Finnis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • First published in 1980, Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely heralded as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an authoritative restatement of natural law thinking
  • The book closely integrates the philosophy of law with ethics, social theory and political philosophy and has offered generations of students and other readers a thorough grounding in the central issues of practical philosophy from a perspective both new and in close continuity with a classical mainstream. This fresh edition includes a substantial Postscript by the author, in which he clarifies and develops the theory in the light of thirty years of critical discussion and further work on these issues
  • The preliminary First Part reviews a century of analytical jurisprudence to illustrate the dependence of every descriptive social science upon evaluations by the theorist. A fully critical basis for such evaluations is a theory of natural law. Standard contemporary objections to natural law theory are reviewed and shown to rest on serious misunderstandings
  • The Second Part develops in ten carefully structured chapters an account of: basic human goods and basic requirements of practical reasonableness, community and 'the common good'; justice; the logical structure of rights-talk; the bases of human rights, their specification and their limits; authority, and the formation of authoritative rules by non-authoritative persons and procedures; law, the Rule of Law, and the derivation of laws from the principles of practical reasonableness; the complex relation between legal and moral obligation; and the practical and theoretical problems created by unjust laws
  • A final Part develops a vigorous argument about the relation between 'natural law', 'natural theology' and 'revelation'-between moral concern and other ultimate questions
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finnis, John
Index
index present
LC call number
K460
LC item number
.F57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Clarendon law series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural law
  • Law
  • Law and ethics
  • Law and ethics
  • Law
  • Natural law
  • Naturrecht
  • Rechtsphilosophie
Label
Natural law and natural rights, John Finnis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [480]-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Justice
  • Rights
  • Authority
  • Law
  • Obligation
  • Unjust laws
  • PART THREE:
  • Nature, reason, God
  • PART ONE:
  • Evaluation and the description of law
  • Images and objections
  • PART TWO:
  • A basic form of good : knowledge
  • The other basic values
  • The basic requirements of practical reasonableness
  • Community, communities, and common good
Control code
656767807
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xvi, 494 pages
Isbn
9780199599141
Lccn
2011414762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)656767807
Label
Natural law and natural rights, John Finnis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [480]-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Justice
  • Rights
  • Authority
  • Law
  • Obligation
  • Unjust laws
  • PART THREE:
  • Nature, reason, God
  • PART ONE:
  • Evaluation and the description of law
  • Images and objections
  • PART TWO:
  • A basic form of good : knowledge
  • The other basic values
  • The basic requirements of practical reasonableness
  • Community, communities, and common good
Control code
656767807
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
xvi, 494 pages
Isbn
9780199599141
Lccn
2011414762
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)656767807

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