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Rethinking Natural Law

Authors: Ferreira da Cunha, Paulo

  • General vision about natural law myths and realities
  • New ideas about the methodological and practical dimension of natural law nowadays
  • Connections of natural law with other epistemological objects and new juridical ideas (vital law, neoconstitutionalism, etc.) and new authors
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For centuries, natural law was the main philosophical legal paradigm. Now, it is a wonder when a court of law invokes it. Arthur Kaufmann already underlined a modern general "horror iuris naturalis". We also know, with Winfried Hassemer, that the succession of legal paradigms is a matter of fashion. But why did natural law become outdated? Are there any remnants of it still alive today? This book analyses a number of prejudices and myths that have created a general misconception of natural law. As Jean-Marc Trigeaud put it: there is a natural law that positivists invented. Not the real one(s). It seeks to understand not only the usual adversaries of natural law (like legalists, positivists and historicists) but also its further enemies, the inner enemies of natural law, such as internal aporias, political and ideological manipulations, etc. The book puts forward a reasoned and balanced examination of this treasure of western political and juridical though. And, if we look at it another way, natural law is by no means a loser in our times: because it lives in modern human rights.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Goethe’s Swan

    Ferreira da Cunha, Paulo

    Pages 3-7

  • The Contributions of the Paradigm “Natural Law”

    Ferreira da Cunha, Paulo

    Pages 9-12

  • Sterility of Natural Law Theoricism

    da Cunha, Paulo Ferreira

    Pages 13-20

  • From the Side of Positivism

    Ferreira da Cunha, Paulo

    Pages 21-22

  • Contemporary Natural Law Dialogues

    Cunha, Paulo Ferreira

    Pages 25-37

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eBook $34.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Natural Law
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Law
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32659-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32659-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-32658-5
Series ISSN
2192-855X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 70
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