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Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Anthony J. Lisska

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This new critique of Aquinas' theory of natural law presents an incisive, new analysis of the central themes and relevant texts in the Summa Theologiae, which became the classical canon for natural ... More


An Analytical Map of the Concept of Law

Brian Z. Tamanaha

in Realistic Socio-Legal Theory: Pragmatism and a Social Theory of Law

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298250
eISBN:
9780191685392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298250.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter focuses on current problems faced by legal philosophers brought about by their failure to arrive at an agreement regarding the true nature of law. The failure to define the true meaning ... More


The Rule of Law and the Importance of Procedure

Jeremy Waldron

in Getting to the Rule of Law: NOMOS L

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728437
eISBN:
9780814728789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728437.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter states the importance of not letting the enthusiasm for a substantive conception—whereby the rule of law is treated as an ideal that calls directly for an end to human rights ... More


Legal Defeasibility: An Introduction

Jordi Ferrer Beltrán and Giovanni Battista Ratti

in The Logic of Legal Requirements: Essays on Defeasibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661640
eISBN:
9780191745461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661640.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to shed some light on the different meanings of ‘defeasibility’ and to clarify the scope of the different ‘objects’ which ... More


The Philosophy of Positive Law: Foundations of Jurisprudence

James Bernard Murphy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107883
eISBN:
9780300138016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107883.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book-length study of positive law rewrites central chapters in the history of jurisprudence by uncovering a fundamental continuity among four great legal philosophers: Plato, Thomas Aquinas, ... More


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