Yet were natural-law
concepts to be abandoned altogether - why, then, indeed, the world would find itself governed by
arguments such as Mansfield's attempt to find a rational basis for homophobia, they are too flawed and contentious to count as reasonable secular justification for government policy biased against gays.
This modern natural-law
tradition is clearly aimed at responding to the skeptic who points to the variety of social orders all over the world and demands a justification for any one of them.
This friendship, which was to last until Selden's death in 1654, had an enduring impact on Hale's thought in general and in particular his natural-law
After reviewing too briefly a too substantial body of feminist literature, she can only suggest what a "gender-sensitive natural-law
ethic" might be, and even here, she ends quoting another writer.
reasoning does require the corrective lens of scripture.
Chapter 3 is particularly helpful in outlining some of the core aspects of natural-law
Mausbach's contribution to late neo-scholastic natural-law
theory is seen through his discussions with the Jesuit moral philosopher Victor Cathrein on the nature of the moral good.
A Shared Morality: A Narrative Defense of Natural-Law
2) The natural-law
character in this definition is expressed in the universal scope of this system of norms.
5) Few have therefore developed or investigated a connection between natural-law
premises and economic theory.
Efforts to recast natural law as the self-given norm of autonomous human reason may seem to be helpful attempts to rehabilitate natural-law
theory in our pluralist and, as Hittinger has it, postChristian milieu (cf.