A Natural Law Approach to Normativity, Hardback Book

A Natural Law Approach to Normativity Hardback


Exploring the relationship between natural law theory and the philosophy of law, Bebhinn Donnelly proposes a new approach to natural law theory - one which addresses some of the tradition's shortcomings and advances further its approach to Hume's dichotomy. Key features: c Provides a clear definition of `nature' in this context c Contrasts the work of Hume and Kant regarding the `is/ought' issue c Examines the approach in traditional natural law c Presents a full discussion of Finnis and the departure from traditional natural law c Proposes a new, natural law approach to normativity, drawing on the strengths of traditional natural law theory c Illustrates how natural law may provide a normative base for law A Natural Law Approach to Normativity presents an original perspective on natural law theory and will be of interest to academics in philosophy of law, moral/political philosophy, natural law theorists, and students of jurisprudence internationally.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 174 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780754643135

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