Contemporary perspectives on natural law : natural law as a limiting concept

Conference on Natural Law (2006 : University of Navarra)
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  • Conference on Natural Law (2006 : University of Navarra)

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  • Creator edited by Ana Marta González
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2008] ©2008
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0754660540, 9780754660545
  • OCLC ocn122424312


  • Includes bibliographical references.


  • pt.1. The concept of natural law -- Natural law as a limiting concept: a reading of Thomas Aquinas
  • pt.2. Historical studies -- Natural law and the human city -- The formal fundament of natural law in the Golden Age: the case of V́ázquez and Suárez -- Natural law without metaphysics: a protestant tradition -- Natural law and obligation in Hutcheson and Kant -- Spontaneity and the law of nature: Leibniz and pre-critical Kant -- Kant's conception of natural right -- The right of freedom regarding nature in Hegel's Philosophy of Right
  • pt.3. Controversial issues about natural law -- Natural law and practical philosophy: the presence of a theological concept in moral knowledge -- First principles and practical philosophy -- The relativity of goodness: a prolegomenon to a rapprochement between virtue ethics and natural law theory -- Does the naturalistic fallacy reach natural law? -- Human universality and natural law
  • pt.4. Natural law and science -- Difficulties for natural law based on modern conceptions of nature -- Evolution, semiosis and ethics: rethinking the context of natural law -- Teleology: inorganic and organic -- The unrelinquishability of teleology
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