natural law


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Synonyms for natural law

a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

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Resolve to obey this natural Law of Right Action and "live ye" as the Creator promised the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel ages ago.
Tierney sets forth the arguments of a variety of medieval figures according to whom the realm of indifferent things permitted by natural law leaves a broad area of free choice.
Throughout this volume, Neff takes especially seriously and treats with evident sympathy the natural law (which he rightly understands to be unrestricted critical reasoning about what states should do).
To say the least, she thinks these teachings, based on natural law arguments, are deeply unreasonable.
Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law
The Natural Law of Cycles: Governing the Mobile Symmetries of Animals and Machines isn't for the casual science collection, but for college-level reference holdings strong in energy cycles and climate patterns.
Some intellectuals in Ottawa insist that the Pope does not have the authority to speak out on the Natural Law.
Thomas Aquinas' mostly static understanding of natural law allowed for some exceptions, and the church's moral positions on issues such as slavery and democracy demonstrate that natural law can evolve.
Nature and the Limits of the City in Early Modern Natural Law, by Annabel S.
2) I am tempted by and interested in the subject of this debate regarding natural law and constitutional law, and I think the work that Professor Arkes is doing in trying to explore the limits of natural law and its contours is very important.
In chapter six, the notion of natural law is set in a historical context.
It is a "narrow" law with only "limited applications," but it is a natural law, nonetheless, the court stated.
As is explained in the preface, Zagorin's twofold intention is to analyse Hobbes' concept of natural law within its historical context, and to demonstrate his significance "as a humane moral philosopher and theorist of natural law'"(p.
Human positive law should reflect the natural law and not go contrary to it.
He seeks to uncover a renewed moral theology that is faithful to both the book of Scripture and the book of nature: "This study proposes that the full scope of natural law doctrine is learned best by means of a dialogue between biblical exegesis, theology, and philosophy, where each enriches the other" (1).
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