TITLE

NATURAL LAW

AUTHOR(S)
George, Robert P.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy;Winter2008, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p171
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the flaws in jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes' perception of natural law theories from moral perspective. It offers a constructive account of what natural law theories are in fact theories of, explains why the idea of natural law and natural rights is far more plausible than people influenced by Holmes have supposed, and compares natural law theories with leading competing accounts of practical reasoning and of moral judgments that provide the justificatory basis of positive law as well as standards for its critical evaluation.
ACCESSION #
30072021

 

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