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Human Acts

John Finnis

in Intention and Identity: Collected Essays Volume II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580064
eISBN:
9780191729386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580064.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers a broad overview of human action as the carrying out of free choices, which last in the acting person's character beyond the time of performance, until (if ever) repented of. ... More


Free Choice, Practical Reason and Fitness for the Rule of Law

ROBERT P. GEORGE

in In Defense of Natural Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267713
eISBN:
9780191683343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers an account of why, under natural law principles, the ideal of the rule of law is so central. The chapter agrees with the late Lon L. Fuller that there are important moral reasons ... More


Secularism and ‘The Culture of Death’

John Finnis

in Religion and Public Reasons: Collected Essays Volume V

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580095
eISBN:
9780191729416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580095.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter was written for a conference in the wake of the encyclical Evangelium Vitae (1995), which spoke of ‘the culture of death’, referring to cultures in which the intending of death is ... More


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