Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights Hardback

by Francis Oakley

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Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights

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The existence and grounding of human or natural rights is a heavily contested issue today, not only in the West but in the debates raging between 'fundamentalists' and 'liberals' or 'modernists' in the Islamic world. So, too, are the revised versions of natural law espoused by thinkers such as John Finnis and Robert George. This book focuses on three bodies of theory that developed between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries: (1) the foundational belief in the existence of a moral/juridical natural law, embodying universal norms of right and wrong and accessible to natural human reason; (2) the understanding of (scientific) uniformities of nature as divinely imposed laws, which rose to prominence in the seventeenth century; and (3), finally, the notion that individuals are bearers of inalienable natural or human rights. While seen today as distinct bodies of theory often locked in mutual conflict, they grew up inextricably intertwined. The book argues that they cannot be properly understood if taken each in isolation from the others.

Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights by Francis Oakley was published by Continuum in November 2005 and is our 45668th best seller. The ISBN for Natural Law, Laws of Nature, Natural Rights is 9780826417657.

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Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherContinuum (November 2005)
Number of Pages144
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code119121
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