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Tradition of Natural Law A Philosopher's Reflections

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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…    
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Book details

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.

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