Father Schall on natural law and its discontents
Catholic World News - August 21, 2012
Father James Schall observes that the study of natural law has been enormously popular in our time:
I think of Maritain, Simon, Rommen, Veatch, Finnis, Hittinger, Kreeft, Fortin, Benestad, Rice, Budziszewski, Arkes, Kries, George, Sokolowski, d'Entrèves, and a host of others.
Nevertheless, despite academic interest, popular interest in natural law has sunk to a new low ebb. Father Schall explains how, without a fundamental accord on the basic principles of natural law, governments cannot establish a logical basis for human rights or for the limits of government power.
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