alexa Validity and the Conflict between Legal Positivism and Natural Law.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Arts and Social Sciences Journal

Author(s): Ross A

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The conflict between legal positivism and natural law is often treated as the most fundamental issue in legal philosophy, dividing the field into two hostile and irreconcilable camps. Positivists characterize natural law doctrines as beliefs based on metaphysical or religious ideas incompatible with the principles of scientific thought. Proponents of natural law theory accuse their antagonists of failing to understand the realm of spirit and value, a realm that is real enough, although it cannot be discovered or described by means of sensory experience.

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This article was published in Oxford University Press and referenced in Arts and Social Sciences Journal

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