Thursday, May 20, 2010

Natural Law, In Briefest

George Marlin breaks down Natural Law to essentials.

The standard formulation of natural law is this: do good and avoid evil. From culture to culture and from person to person, variations may occur in what is meant by “good,” but there will be utter consistency in the imperative to seek the good. In the common way of understanding natural law, there are five basic, natural inclinations that we may know by the use of reason: to seek the good; to preserve oneself in existence; to preserve the species; to live in community; and to use intellect and will. From these basic inclinations, man applies natural law by means of further elaboration and prudence.

Not easy to find hard-line Libertarianism in there, is it?

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