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Reason, Morality, and LawThe Philosophy of John Finnis$
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John Keown and Robert P. George

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675500

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.001.0001

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What is Natural Law Like?

What is Natural Law Like?

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(p.73) 5 What is Natural Law Like?
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Reason, Morality, and Law
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Waldron Jeremy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0006

This chapter analyses the theory of natural law. While acknowledging that John Finnis' work in Natural Law and Natural Rights is a valuable contribution to jurisprudence and practical philosophy, the chapter attempts to show that there is a further question worth asking — what is natural law like? — to which answer Finnis's book does not actually make much of a contribution.

Keywords:   John Finnis, natural law, Natural Law and Natural Rights, jurisprudence, practical philosophy

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