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In Defense of Natural Law$
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Robert George

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198267713

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.001.0001

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Human Flourishing as a Criterion of Morality: A Critique of Perry’s Naturalism

Human Flourishing as a Criterion of Morality: A Critique of Perry’s Naturalism

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(p.259) 14 Human Flourishing as a Criterion of Morality: A Critique of Perry’s Naturalism
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In Defense of Natural Law
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ROBERT P. GEORGE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.003.0015

This chapter explores and criticizes a view of the nature of practical reasoning and moral judgment that profoundly differs from, yet is easily confused with, the natural law view. Michael Perry, in his book Morality, Politics, and Law, defended the former view and is ably set forth in the book. It understands ‘human flourishing’ as a criterion of morality like the natural law view. It rejects the ‘incommensurability’ of the basic practical principles which direct choice and action toward those intelligible purposes (‘basic human goods’) that constitute the most fundamental aspects of human flourishing.

Keywords:   practical reasoning, moral judgment, natural law, human flourishing, morality, Michael Perry

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