Recent Criticism of Natural Law Theory


in In Defense of Natural Law

Published in print February 1999 | ISBN: 9780198267713
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683343 | DOI:
Recent Criticism of Natural Law Theory

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This chapter focuses on the recent criticism on what this chapter, following Hittinger’s convention, refers to as the ‘the Grisez–Finnis natural law theory.’ The chapter claims that neither Weinreb nor Hittinger represents the theory accurately or presents compelling arguments against it. It also describes Weinreb’s general argument and criticizes his treatment of Aquinas’s theory of natural law, before taking up criticisms of the Grisez–Finnis theory.

Keywords: Hittinger; Grisez; Finnis; natural law theory; Weinreb; Aquinas

Chapter.  24178 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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