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In Defense of Natural Law

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ISBN-10: 0199242992

ISBN-13: 9780199242993

Edition: 2000

Authors: Robert P. George

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In `Making Men Moral', Robert George questioned the central doctrines of liberal jurisprudence and political theory. In his new work he extends his critique of liberalism, and also goes beyond it to show how contemporary natural law theory provides a superior way of thinking about basic problems of justice and political morality. It is written with the same combination of stylistic elegance and analytical rigour that distinguished his critical work. Not content merely to defendnatural law from its 'cultural despisers' he deftly turns the tables and deploys the idea to mount a stunning attack on regnant liberal beliefs about such issues as abortion, sexuality, and the place of religion in…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 354
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Theoretical Issues
A Defense of the New Natural Law Theory
Recent Criticism of Natural Law Theory
Natural Law and Human Nature
Does the Incommensurability Thesis Imperil Common Sense Moral Judgements?
Natural Law and Positive Law
Free Choice, Practical Reason and Fitness for the Rule of Law
Moral and Political Questions
Religious Liberty and Political Morality
Marriage and the Liberal Imagination
What Sex Can Be: Alienation, Illusion, or One-Flesh Union
Making Children Moral: Pornography, Parents and the Public Interest.
Public Reason and Political Conflict: Abortion and Homosexual Acts
Natural Law and International Order
Dialectical Engagement
Moral Particularism, Thomism, and Traditions
Hu man Flourishing as a Criterion of Morality: A Critique of Percy's Naturalism
Nature, Morality and Homosexuality
Can Sex be Reasonable?
Moralistic Liberalism and Legal Moralism
Law, Democracy, and Moral Disagreement