Introduction; Part I. Normative Foundations: 1. Normative inclinations; 2. Theorising human goods; 3. Acting for reasons; 4. The common good; 5. Rights and freedoms; 6. The role of the state; Part II. The Nature Law: 7. The natural law thesis; 8. Law as an artifact kind; 9. The function of law; 10. Law without authority; 11. Contextual interpretation; 12. The value of integrity; Conclusion.
Presents a systematic, contemporary defence of the natural law outlook in ethics, politics and jurisprudence.
Jonathan Crowe is Professor of Law at Bond University, Queensland. He is the author or editor of several books, including Legal Theory (3rd edition, forthcoming) and Research Handbook on Natural Law Theory (forthcoming). His work has appeared in leading international journals, including the Modern Law Review, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Jurisprudence, Ratio Juris and Law and Critique.