On the Nature of Law: The Relevance of Deontological Natural Law Perspective in Modern Times

International Comparative Jurisprudence, 2020

8 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2020

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Arletta Gorecka

University of Strathclyde - Department of Law

Date Written: March 3, 2020

Abstract

This paper considers a perspective of the deontological approach to natural law as constituting a satisfactory opinion of the nature of law, and analyses the main features of natural law theory providing that the law and morality are interlinked. It is impractical to decide a case entirely upon codified legal rules, as judges have a duty to apply the moral value of the system. The paper acknowledges that the concept of law is prominent in the moral values of society, as if the law is exceptionally unjust it should not be applied.

Keywords: Natural Law, Deontology, Fuller–Hart, Social Contract, Morality

Suggested Citation

Gorecka, Arletta, On the Nature of Law: The Relevance of Deontological Natural Law Perspective in Modern Times (March 3, 2020). International Comparative Jurisprudence, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3636020

Arletta Gorecka (Contact Author)

University of Strathclyde - Department of Law ( email )

16 Richmond Street
Glasgow G1 1XQ
United Kingdom

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