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Reason, Morality, and LawThe Philosophy of John Finnis$
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John Keown and Robert P. George

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199675500

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.001.0001

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Reflections and Responses

Reflections and Responses

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(p.459) 28 Reflections and Responses
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Reason, Morality, and Law
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John Finnis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0029

This chapter presents John Finnis' reflections and responses to the preceding chapters. After a brief introductory paragraph thanking the contributors and explaining the chapter's purpose, it follows the exact order of the previous chapters, and each of its sections is numbered accordingly, 1 to 27. Nos. 1 to 5 respond to Joseph Raz's questions about the good of knowledge; to Roger Crisp's observations about the usefulness of philosophy, about free will, about values without enjoyment, and about dissent from self-evident principles; to John Haldane's thoughts about truth and objectivity in value judgments, and the relation between first practical principles, human nature, and consensus; to Joseph Boyle's investigation of which of the three versions of the first or master principle of morality is most foundational; and to Jeremy Waldron's distinction between natural law and morality, and his ideas of ius gentium. The remaining 22 sections follow a similar pattern.

Keywords:   John Finnis, knowledge, philosophy, free will, values, natural law, morality

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