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The Defence of Natural Law: Study of the Ideas of Law and Justice in the Writings of Lon L.Fuller, Michael Oakeshott, F.A.Hayek, Ronald Dworkin and John Finnis

Charles CovellVisiting Professor, College of International Relations, University of Tsukuba, Japan

ISBN13: 9780333387764
ISBN: 0333387767
Published: June 1993
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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Discussing classical legal positivists this book comprises a study of their work which is situated in relation to the modern tradition in legal philosophy. In this way, it is demonstrated that the theorists adhered closely to the natural law standpoint in legal philosophy, while also defending the particular view of the proper functions of law and the state that distinguished the tradition of modern liberalism. The author has also written ""The Redefinition of Conservatism"".

Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction: Modern Legal Philosophy - Lon L. Fuller and the Defence of Natural Law - Michael Oakeshott and F.A. Hayek: Natural Law and the Philosophy of Liberal Conservatism - Ronald Dworkin: Legal Philosophy and the Liberal Theory of Justice - John Finnis: Thomism and the Philosophy of Natural Law - Conclusion - Notes - Bibliography - Index