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Single Idea 20610

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

Full Idea

Do we need natural law theory in order to make sense of the idea that laws can be unjust? Perhaps not: we might consider whether laws are consistent with the values of the culture or society where they apply.

Gist of Idea

Instead of against natural law, we might assess unjust laws against the values of the culture


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 5 'Unjust')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.137

A Reaction

So were the wicked laws passed by the Nazis consistent with 1930s German culture? Impossible to say.