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Natural Law, Liberalism, and MoralityContemporary Essays$
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Robert George

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199243006

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243006.001.0001

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Is Natural Law Theory Compatible with Limited Government?

Is Natural Law Theory Compatible with Limited Government?

(p.1) 1 Is Natural Law Theory Compatible with Limited Government?
Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality

John Finnis

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses natural law theory. The chapter also contains sections that provide a detailed discussion of the moral principles and norms that natural law theory considers to be principles and norms of reason, the common good of the political community, and the concepts of non-liberal and liberal character, among others.

Keywords:   natural law theory, moral principles, norms, reason, common good, political community, liberal character

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