Natural Law: Practical Reason and Creative Information
21 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2019
Date Written: November 6, 2019
This paper was written for and delivered at a conference on Natural Law, Human Rights and Chinese Traditional Culture, held in Beijing by the Law School and the Institute for Human Rights of the China University of Political Science and Law, on 26-27 October 2019. Leaving unstated its probably many connections with Chinese traditional cultures, it seeks to articulate some main theses of the tradition that, owing as much (if not more) to Hebrew prophets as to Greek philosophers, is foundational for a critical appropriation and defence of authentic human rights. Leaving many important human rights unstated, it tries to identify the rational foundations for them all, in nine theses.
Keywords: natural law, human rights
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