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Single Idea 20933

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / D. Justice / 2. The Law / c. Natural law]

Full Idea

Natural law theorists fear that by denying the intrinsic connection between law and morality, positivists could encourage the validation of law based on efficiency alone.

Gist of Idea

Natural law theorists fear that without morality, law could be based on efficiency


Jens Zimmermann (Hermeneutics: a very short introduction [2015], 6 'Natural')

Book Reference

Zimmerman,Jens: 'Hermeneutics: very short introduction' [OUP 2015], p.108

A Reaction

The law's the law. The issue can only be whether one can ever be justified in breaking a law, and that isn't a legal question. I am sympathetic to the positiviists.