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In Defense of Natural Law

Robert George


Making Men Moral questioned the central doctrines of liberal jurisprudence and political theory. This new work extends a critique of liberalism, and also goes beyond it to show how contemporary natural law theory provides a superior way of thinking about basic problems of justice and political morality. Not content merely to defend natural law from its ‘cultural despisers’; the book turns the tables and deploys the idea to mount a stunning attack on regnant liberal beliefs about such issues as abortion, sexuality, and the place of religion in public life.

Keywords: liberal jurisprudence, political theory, liberalism, natural law theory, justice, political morality, cultural despisers, abortion, sexuality, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267713
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267713.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert George, author
Princeton University