This book uses contemporary analytical tools to provide basic accounts of values and principles, community and common good , justice and human rights, authority, law, the varieties of obligation, unjust law, and even the question of divine authority.This book uses contemporary analytical tools to provide basic accounts of values and principles, community and common good , justice and human rights, authority, law, the varieties of obligation, unjust law, and even the question of divine authority.
Natural Law and Natural Rights Clarendon Law Series This book uses contemporary analytical tools to provide basic accounts of values and principles community and common good justice and human rights authority law the varieties of obligation unju
Finnis here defines an interesting argument for an objective moral code influenced by the moral political legal philosophy of Thomas Aquinas His system is called basic goods theory The essential framework is that the first principle of willing the good and avoiding evil is universal or self evident when defined outside of specific moral content Every evil is desired for being a mistaken good Finnis, following Aquinas makes the distinction between real goods or apparent goods in order to direct t [...]
About 100 pages in, I knew I should take Tyler Cowen s advise and just put down the book since it wasn t worth reading, but unfortunately I struggled through another hundred pages of incredibly dense nonsense before realizing there was no sense to be made of this book Finnis argument was in trouble from the moment he said there are goods that are reasonable, that everyone must ascribe to in order to be considered rational How so No answer Values are subjective to the individual and reason is the [...]
A tour de force from start to finish and one of the great books of the 20th century Finnis presents a restatement of natural law theory which is designed to avoid cliches and oversimplifications Its impossible to read this book without being awestruck at the level of scholarship and amount of thought that has gone into the arguments Each section is carefully thought out and there is a constant sense of unity and purpose throughout It possibly lacked a bit energy and at times is slightly convolu [...]
I have found a deep issue about Contemporary Positivism in Law and the meaning and value of th New Natural Law Theory like an alternative point of view in Moral Philosophy and Law.
St Thomas Aquinas type beat
Perhaps the first thing to mention is that this book is extremely dense It is by no means an easy read It can be very frustrating when Finnis repeatedly puts the point of his argument five pages after the explanation, using phrases to state in summary when he really ought to have put the point first and then the explanation Outside of the bubble of academia, such a book is not very accessible and I feel this is still the case even if you have a basic knowledge on Jurisprudence I read a couple of [...]
Natural Law and Natural Rights Clarendon Law Series by John Finnis 1980
He tries, but he can t write and his theory is alternately nonsensical and maddening When will people just give up on this bullshit approach
I hate natural law This guy can bull shit.
Very good but almost incomprehensible I will take St Thomas anytime