Natural Law In Court

Author: R. H. Helmholz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674504585
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Natural-law theory grounds human laws in universal truths of God’s creation. The task of the judicial system was to build an edifice of positive law on natural law’s foundations. R. H. Helmholz shows how lawyers and judges made and interpreted natural law arguments in the West, and concludes that historically it has advanced the cause of justice.

Natural Law And Moral Philosophy

Author: Knud Haakonssen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521498029
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Providing the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available, this major contribution to the history of philosophy sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and contractarianism, and offers an extensive study of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Natural Law And Modern Moral Philosophy Volume 18 Social Philosophy And Policy

Author: Fred D. Miller, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521794602
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The essays in this volume--written by academic lawyers as well as legal and moral philosophers--address some of the most intriguing questions raised by natural law theory and its implications for law, morality, and public policy. Some of the essays explore the implications that natural law theory has for jurisprudence, asking what natural law suggests about the use of legal devices such as constitutions and precedents. Other essays examine the connections between natural law and natural rights.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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An Historical View Of The English Government From The Settlement Of The Saxons In Britain To The Revolution In 1688

Author: Mark Phillips
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An Historical View of the English Government consists of three parts, concerned with the most substantive revolutions in English government and manners: from the Saxon settlement to the Norman Conquest, from the Norman Conquest to the accession of James I, and from James I to the Glorious Revolution. Millar maintains that the manners of a commercial nation, while particularly suited to personal and political liberty, are not such as to secure liberty forever.

Natural Rights Liberalism From Locke To Nozick Volume 22

Author: Ellen Frankel Paul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521615143
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This collection of essays is dedicated to the memory of the late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick, who died in 2002. The publication of Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia in 1974 revived serious interest in natural rights liberalism, which, beginning in the latter half of the eighteenth century, had been eclipsed by a succession of antithetical political theories including utilitarianism, progressivism, and various egalitarian and collectivist ideologies. Some of our contributors critique Nozick's political philosophy. Other contributors examine earlier figures in the liberal tradition, most notably John Locke, whose Second Treatise of Government, published in the late seventeenth century, profoundly influenced the American founders. The remaining authors analyze natural rights liberalism's central doctrines.

Natural Rights And The Right To Choose

Author: Hadley Arkes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521812184
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This 2002 book argues that the 'right to abortion' has shifted American politics away from the doctrine of natural rights held by the Founders.