lunes, 20 de junio de 2016

From the Witherspoon Institute: Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

The Best of Public Discourse

Antonin Scalia, An American Originalist
Robert P. George

Women and the Power to Change the World
Mary Rice Hasson

Fifty Years of Sex Changes, Mental Disorders, and Too Many Suicides
Walt Heyer

Transgenderism Has No Basis in Science or Law
Margaret Hagen

Liberty and SOGI Laws: An Impossible and Unsustainable "Compromise"
Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George

A De-Sexed Society Is a De-Humanized Society
Stella Morabito

The Problem of Character: Why Conservatives Must Reject Donald Trump
Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo

Aristotle Explains the Trump Phenomenon
Carson Holloway

Global Capitalism versus Christianity? A Response to David Bentley Hart
Samuel Gregg

The Right to Be Differently Excellent: Why Christian Colleges Should Be Allowed to Be Christian
Adam J. MacLeod

You Don't Need "Meternity" Leave to Be Happy—You Just Need to Love Someone Else More Than Yourself
Serena Sigillito

Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism

If you have not done so already, do visit our website Natural Law, Natural Rights, and American Constitutionalism (, designed for scholars, students, and the general public. 

This project presents the history of the theory of natural law—or “the laws of Nature,” to quote the Declaration of Independence—with a special focus on its place in American politics and constitutionalism. 

The site includes the writings of major thinkers and critics of the natural law tradition, original essays by contemporary scholars, and study guides. 

Some of the more popular sections of the site include the pages on John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and theDeclaration of Independence

We recently added new sections on natural law in the thought of theProtestant Reformers and of the early Anglican theologian Richard Hooker (whose writings influenced those of John Locke). Another new section presents the famous American political philosopher John Rawls as a critic of the natural law tradition.

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