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McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence

McCoubrey & White's Textbook on Jurisprudence (5th edn)

James Penner and Emmanuel Melissaris
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date: 03 December 2021

2. Natural Lawlocked

2. Natural Lawlocked

  • J. E. PennerJ. E. PennerProfessor of Law, University College London
  •  and E. MelissarisE. MelissarisSenior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics

Abstract

This chapter explores classical natural law theory. The discussions cover the central concerns of naturalist theories; classical Greco-Roman natural law; the impact of Christian theologian philosophers, in particular Augustine and Aquinas; the natural law revival; Fuller’s procedural natural law; and John Finnis and the theory of natural rights.

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