Lon Fuller and Substantive Natural Law

Publication Year:
1981
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Repository URL:
https://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/facultyworkingpapers/131
Author(s):
D'Amato, Anthony
Tags:
Jurisprudence; Natural Law; Fuller (Lon); Hart; Dworkin; Cicero; Bentham; Austin; Aquinas; Ethics in Religion; Law; Legal History
article description
I will contend that Fuller's secular or "procedural" natural law, as described by Moffat, does not cover the theoretical position that could be occupied by a substantive natural lawyer, that such a theoretical position is viable today, and that there are some key elements in Fuller's theory that actually conflict with substantive natural law and might therefore be criticized from that perspective.