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natural law

a doctrine that holds that there is a natural moral order or law inherent in the structure of the universe.
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Boucher gives readers a well- written and erudite discussion of the history of natural law, natural rights, and human rights in a package that new and old scholars in the field can easily access.
Eris said the university would have faculties on law, natural sciences, economics, cultural and social sciences as well as engineering and foreign languages.
Carey ("Natural Law, Natural Rights, and the Declaration of Independence") shows how the prevalence of social-contract theory provided a framework for the natural rights claims the document would advance.
Today is a victory for the law, natural justice and common sense.
Chapter four covers notions of sovereignty, sources of international law, natural law and positivism, the idea of international society, international actors, enforcement, and critiques of international law.
First Democracy provides readers with an understanding of the barriers preventing contemporary America in the opening decade of the 21st century from being a true democracy, as well as offering readers a provocative presentation of the democratic "sine qua non": freedom from tyranny, social harmony, the rule of law, natural equality, citizen wisdom, reasoning without knowledge, and general education.
There is no law, natural or manmade, to hinder, let alone prevent, the people of this region from starting new businesses.
Few Catholics would classify slavery to be in accordance with divine law, natural law and canon law, which the Vatican did as late as 1866.
They are successful insofar as their citizens, of whatever political persuasion, believe in and work to sustain seven principles: freedom from tyranny (and from being a tyrant), harmony, the rule of law, natural equality, citizen wisdom, reasoning without knowledge and education (in the Greek sense of paideia).