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Natural law


  • Here are entered works on the legal system derived from the concept that some laws are fundamental to human nature and are discoverable by human reason without reference to specific legislative enactments or judicial decisions. Works on scientific statements that constitute generalized descriptions of natural phenomena, are entered under [Physical laws.]

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  • Variants

    • Law of nature (Law)
    • Natural rights
    • Nature, Law of (Law)
    • Rights, Natural
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat: 2018432368: Pazos, M.A. Leyes científicas, 2018:t.p. ([cataloger's translation] Scientific laws)
    • found: Columbia encyclopedia, 2018, via WWW, viewed Dec. 20, 2018(natural law: theory that some laws are basic and fundamental to human nature and are discoverable by human reason without reference to specific legislative enactments or judicial decisions. Natural law is opposed to positive law, which is determined by humans, conditioned by history, and subject to continuous change)
    • found: Merriam-Webster unabridged, via WWW, viewed Dec. 20, 2018(law of nature: 1: a natural instinct or a natural relation of human beings or other animals due to native character or condition; 2: a generalized statement of natural processes; specifically: one of the chief generalizations of science variously conceived as imposed upon nature by the Creator, as representing an intrinsic orderliness of nature or the necessary conformity of phenomena to reason and understanding, or as the observed regular coincidences of phenomena which are ultimate data for our knowledge; 3: natural law)
    • found: Merriam-Webster's dictionary of law, 2011, via WWW, viewed Dec. 20, 2018(natural law: a body of law or a specific principle of law that is held to be derived from nature and binding upon human society in the absence of or in addition to positive law)
    • found: Black's Law Dictionary, 1999(Natural law: 1. A physical law of nature; 2. A philosophical system of legal and moral principles purportedly deriving from a universalized conception of human nature or divine justice rather than from legislative or judicial action; moral law embodied in principles of right and wrong)
  • LC Classification

    • K400-K474
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the legal system derived from the concept that some laws are fundamental to human nature and are discoverable by human reason without reference to specific legislative enactments or judicial decisions. Works on scientific statements that constitute generalized descriptions of natural phenomena, are entered under [Physical laws.]
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    • Note under [Physical laws]
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2019-04-09: revised
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