The Defence of Natural Law

A Study of the Ideas of Law and Justice in the Writings of Lon L. Fuller, Michael Oakeshot, F. A. Hayek, Ronald Dworkin and John Finnis
Author: Charles Covell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 134922359X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 279
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The Defence of Natural Law comprises a study of the philosophies of law expounded by Lon L. Fuller, Michael Oakeshott, F.A. Hayek, Ronald Dworkin and John Finnis. The work of these theorists is situated in relation to the modern tradition in legal philosophy. In this way, it is demonstrated that the theorists adhered closely to the natural law standpoint in legal philosophy, while also defending the particular view of the proper functions of law and the state that distinguished the tradition of modern liberalism.

Freiheit unter dem Gesetz

Friedrich August von Hayeks Rechtsdenken
Author: Jens Petersen
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161530425
Category: Law
Page: 433
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English summary: When Hayek was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1974 he had already been working on problems of moral and legal philosophy for over three decades. Nevertheless, apart from a few exceptions the field of legal studies has hardly taken any notice of his extraordinarily comprehensive theoretical work, even though Hayek thought in terms of their systematic categories more than any other economist. Jens Petersen attempts to understand freedom under the law as a normative condition of his epistemological justification of the market economy. He concludes that Hayek, despite his controversial rejection of social justice, has a place amongst the remarkable legal thinkers of the 20th Century. German description: Als Hayek im Jahre 1974 den Wirtschaftsnobelpreis erhielt, arbeitete er schon uber drei Jahrzehnte schwerpunktmassig an Problemen der Moral- und Rechtsphilosophie. Dessen ungeachtet hat die Rechtswissenschaft bis auf wenige Ausnahmen von seinem uberaus reichhaltigen rechtstheoretischen Werk kaum Notiz genommen, obwohl Hayek wie kaum ein anderer Okonom in ihren systematischen Kategorien dachte. Jens Petersen unternimmt den Versuch, die Freiheit unter dem Gesetz als normative Bedingung seiner wissenstheoretischen Begrundung der Marktwirtschaft zu begreifen. Er kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass Hayek ungeachtet seiner kritikwurdigen Ablehnung der sozialen Gerechtigkeit zu den bemerkenswerten Rechtsdenkern des 20. Jahrhunderts gehort.

Refugees, Asylum Seekers and the Rule of Law

Comparative Perspectives
Author: Susan Kneebone
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521889359
Category: Law
Page: 341
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An assessment of the impact of asylum on the integrity of the rule of law in five common law jurisdictions.

Hayek and Natural Law


Author: Erik Angner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134153619
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
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Providing a radical new reading of Hayek's life and work, this new book, by an important Hayekian scholar, dispels many of the mysteries surrounding one of the most prominent economists and political philosophers of the twentieth century. Angner argues that Hayek's work should be seen as continuous with the Natural Law tradition, going on to analyze the response to his work and explain why some have found his ideas so attractive and why others have found them so unpersuasive. The book develops novel accounts of his thought on: spontaneous order information and coordination cultural evolution. This fresh and incisive analysis is the perfect introduction to Hayek's thought for academics involved with philosophical economics and the history of economic ideas as well as for scholars of all levels seeking a new interpretation or deeper understanding of the origins of his work.

Christianity and Natural Law

An Introduction
Author: Norman Doe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316949567
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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Historically, natural law has played a pivotal role in Christian approaches to the law, and a contested role in legal philosophy generally. However, comparative study of natural law across global Christian traditions is largely neglected. This book provides not only the history of natural law ideas across mainstream Christian traditions worldwide, but also an ecumenical comparison of the contemporary natural law positions of different traditions. Its focus is not solely theoretical: it tests the practical utility of natural law by exploring its use in the legal systems of the churches studied. Alongside analysis of the assumptions underlying the concept, it also proposes a jurisprudence of Christian law itself. With chapters written by distinguished lawyers and theologians across the world, this book is designed for those studying and teaching law or theology, those who practice and study ecumenism, and those involved in the practice of church law.

A Companion to Michael Oakeshott


Author: Paul Franco,Leslie Marsh
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271060190
Category: Philosophy
Page: 360
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Michael Oakeshott has long been recognized as one of the most important political philosophers of the twentieth century, but until now no single volume has been able to examine all the facets of his wide-ranging philosophy with sufficient depth, expertise, and authority. The essays collected here cover all aspects of Oakeshott’s thought, from his theory of knowledge and philosophies of history, religion, art, and education to his reflections on morality, politics, and law. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Corey Abel, David Boucher, Elizabeth Corey, Robert Devigne, Timothy Fuller, Steven Gerencser, Robert Grant, Noel Malcolm, Kenneth McIntyre, Kenneth Minogue, Noël O’Sullivan, Geoffrey Thomas, and Martyn Thompson.

The Cambridge Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Vols. 1-26 include a supplement: The University pulpit, vols. [1]-26, no. 1-661, which has separate pagination but is indexed in the main vol.

Christian philosophy A-Z


Author: Daniel J. Hill,Randal D. Rauser
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780748621521
Category: Philosophy
Page: 247
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In this overview of Christian philosophy from Augustine to the present, Christian philosophers (including leaders of the recent revival of Christian analytic philosophy) wrestle with their philosophical beliefs and their faith, questioning whether God exists, how God knows the future, and the relationship between Athens and Jerusalem.

Human rights in crisis

the sacred and the secular in contemporary French thought
Author: Geneviève Souillac
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780739106938
Category: Philosophy
Page: 233
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Selected bibliography p. 211-223.

Legality and community

on the intellectual legacy of Philip Selznick
Author: Philip Selznick,Robert A. Kagan,Martin Krygier,Kenneth I. Winston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 415
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Bridging the fields of sociology, legal and social theory, and moral philosophy, Philip Selznicks scholarship has inspired countless students and general readers. In this volume, twenty-four distinguished scholars explore the enduring significance of Selznicks work in a variety of social contexts, particularly the search for responsive law and governance, humane institutions, and a sensible balance between freedom and communal life.

Aristotle and Modern Politics

The Persistence of Political Philosophy
Author: Aristide Tessitore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 438
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Despite the separation between classical and modern theories of government, contributors to Aristotle and Modern Politics find Aristotle a useful interlocutor for assessing both possibilities and limitations in contemporary politics. In this collection, noted political scientists, theologians, and philosophers discuss the magnitude of Aristotle's presence in contemporary debate and demonstrate some of the ways in which Aristotle sheds new light on contemporary problems. This engaging book also exhibits the persistence of political philosophy at a time when the pervasive influence of ideology and historicism lead many to deny its possibility. Although the authors of these essays differ on the nature of Aristotle's contribution, all are united by the conviction that he has something important to teach citizens of modern political societies. If the fundamental principles of modern politics were drawn from critical reflections of reason over and against the imposition of authority under its various guises, modern politics can best sustain itself by nurturing the critical attitude that initially brought it into being. Paradoxically, serious engagement with the preliberal thought o

Hobbes, Realism and the Tradition of International Law


Author: C. Covell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230000630
Category: Philosophy
Page: 194
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Charles Covell considers the poltical thought of Thomas Hobbes in relation to the tradition of international law, and with the intention to challenge the reading of Hobbes as the exponent of the realist standpoint in international thought and practice. The relation of Hobbes to international law is explained through attention to the place that he occupies among the modern secular natural law thinkers, such as Grotius, Pufendorf, Wolff and Vattel, who founded the modern system of the law of nations.