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Tradition of Natural Law A Philosopher's Reflections

ISBN-10: 0823206416

ISBN-13: 9780823206414

Edition: 1999

Authors: Yves R. Simon, Vukan Kuic, Russell Hittinger

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The tradition of natural law is one of the foundations of Western civilization. At its heart is the conviction that there is an objective and universal justice which transcends humanitys particular expressions of justice. It asserts that there are certain ways of behaving which are appropriate to humanity simply by virtue of the fact that we are all human beings. Recent political debates indicate that it is not a tradition that has gone unchallenged: in fact, the opposition is as old as the tradition itself. By distinguishing between philosophy and ideology, by recalling the historical adventures of natural law, and by reviewing the theoretical problems involved in the doctrine, Simon clarifies much of the confusion surrounding this perennial debate. He tackles the questions raised by the application of natural law with skill and honesty as he faces the difficulties of the subject. Simon warns against undue optimism in a revival of interest in natural law and insists that the study of natural law beings with the analysis of the law of the land. He writes not as a polemicist but as a philosopher, and he writes of natural law with the same force, conciseness, lucidity and simplicity which have distinguished all his other works.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 194
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

John Witte Jr. is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published 120 articles and 20 books, including Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformationand The Reformation of Rights: Law, Religion, and Human Rights in Early Modern Calvinism.Frank S. Alexander is Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He has published a dozen volumes, including The Weightier Matters of the Law: Essays on Law and Religion.

Foreword
Editor's Preface
Introduction
Notes
Index