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Natural Law Theory: The Modern Tradition

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF JURISPRUDENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, Jules L. Coleman & Scott Shapiro, eds., Oxford University Press, 2002

43 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 1999  

Brian Bix

University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract

The works of contemporary Natural Law theorists, including Lon Fuller, Michael Moore, Ronald Dworkin, and John Finnis, are discussed critically and their views are placed within the context of a tradition thousands of years old. In the summary of the broader context, the paper considers the connections and relationships between natural law theory and nature, God, natural rights, law, and legal positivism. The article also includes an extensive (but not exhaustive) bibliography.

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Bix, Brian, Natural Law Theory: The Modern Tradition. OXFORD HANDBOOK OF JURISPRUDENCE AND PHILOSOPHY OF LAW, Jules L. Coleman & Scott Shapiro, eds., Oxford University Press, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=199928 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.199928

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