Natural Law

Published Date: February 1, 2013 | Topics: Natural Law, Philosophy, Reviews and Commentaries

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[This article was co-authored by Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen.]

Natural law ethics forms a distinctive family of ethical theories, all of which take the human good, or human well-being, as central to their theoretical approach. After a period of diminishing influence following the Enlightenment, during which natural law theory was largely a matter for Catholic seminaries, natural ethics has seen a resurgence in recent decades in normative ethics, philosophy of law, political theory, and applied ethics.

Continue reading in the International Encyclopedia of Ethics.

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