Natural Law, the Constitution, and the Theory and Practice of Judicial Review

Published Date: January 1, 2000 | Topics: Constitutional Issues, Natural Law, Politics and Current Affairs

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Continuing the conversation . . .

Published Date: July 7, 2010 | Topics: Philosophy

By Robert George I’m grateful to Michael P. for continuing the conversation about a “dictatorship of relativism.”  Michael thinks that Pope Benedict’s talk of such a “dictatorship” is “less than clear.”  It does not strike me as especially obscure or unclear, and I’ve indicated what I believe Pope Benedict meant by it.  Of course, I could be […]

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Natural Law

Published Date: August 1, 2008 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy

Theories of natural law propose to identify fundamental aspects of human well-being and fulfillment (“basic human goods”), and norms of conduct entailed by their integral directiveness or prescriptivity (“moral norms”). Propositions picking out basic aspects of human flourishing are directive (prescriptive) in our thinking about what to do or refrain from doing (our practical reason)—they […]

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