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Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

John Keown and Robert P. George


This book gathers twenty seven eminent moral, legal, and political philosophers, lawyers, and theologians to engage critically with the work of John Finnis, a pioneer in the development of a new yet classically-grounded theory of natural law, and contains a substantial reply by Finnis. Finnis' work offers a systematic philosophy of practical reasoning and moral choosing that addresses the great questions of the rational foundations of ethical judgments, the identification of moral norms, human agency and the freedom of the will, personal identity, the common good, the role and functions of law ... More

Keywords: John Finnis, natural law, legal philosophy, moral philosophy, political philosophy, law, ethics, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199675500
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Keown, editor
Rose Kennedy Professor, Kennedy Institute Of Ethics, Georgetown University

Robert P. George, editor
McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University

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