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 Natural Law Party: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In law, natural law is the doctrine that just laws are immanent in nature (that can be claimed as discovered but not created by such things as a bill of rights)...
The natural law party of canada was the canadian branch of the international natural law party, the political arm of maharishi mahesh yogis transcendental...
The natural law party of new zealand was formed in 1995 and bases its policies on the concept of natural law....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/na/natural_law_party.htm   (1254 words)

 The Natural Law Tradition in Ethics
The notion that the natural law constitutes the basic principles of practical rationality implies, for Aquinas, both that the precepts of the natural law are universally binding by nature (ST IaIIae 94, 4) and that the precepts of the natural law are universally knowable by nature (ST IaIIae 94, 4; 94, 6).
For it is part of the paradigm natural law view that the basic principles of the natural law are known by all, and the sort of arguments that would need to be made in order to produce derivationist knowledge of the human good are certainly not had (or even have-able) by all.
On the master rule approach, the task of the natural law theorist is to identify some master rule which bears on the basic goods and, perhaps in conjunction with further factual premises, is able to produce a stock of general rules about what sorts of responses to the basic goods are or are not reasonable.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/natural-law-ethics   (5999 words)

The theory that God can dispense from any part of the law, even from the secondary precepts, is scarcely compatible with the doctrine, which is the common teaching of the School, that the natural law is founded on the eternal law, and, therefore, has for its ultimate ground the immutable essence of God himself.
Positive law may not ordain anything contrary to the natural law, from which it draws its authority; but it may–and this is one of its functions–determine with more precision the bearing of the natural law, and for good reasons, supplement its conclusions.
The natural law is the foundation of all human law inasmuch as it ordains that man shall live in society, and society for its constitution requires the existence of an authority, which shall possess the moral power necessary to control the members and direct them to the common good.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09076a.htm   (2867 words)

 Natural Law [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The second thesis constituting the core of natural law moral theory is the claim that standards of morality are in some sense derived from, or entailed by, the nature of the world and the nature of human beings.
Though there are different versions of natural law theory, all subscribe to the thesis that there are at least some laws that depend for their "authority" not on some pre-existing human convention, but on the logical relationship in which they stand to moral standards.
Thus, a commitment to natural law theory of morality is consistent with the denial of natural law theory of law.
www.iep.utm.edu /n/natlaw.htm   (5769 words)

 United States Natural Law Party Encyclopedia @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The U.S. version of the Natural Law Party ran John Hagelin as its presidential candidate in 1992, 1996, and Reform Party in 2000, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi stopped funding the Party and very few members renewed in 2001.
By 2003, the Natural Law Party had so waned that it endorsed Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat, for President, rather than try to achieve ballot status for a candidate of its own.
However, several candidates were on the ballot in 2004 under the Natural Law banner, including Socialist Party Presidential Candidate Walt Brown.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/United_States_Natural_Law_Party   (302 words)

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