Abstract

Social science theories applied to the family make certain assumptions in the analytic categories of value-neutrality vs. value-ladenness, positivism vs. hermeneutics, and determinism vs. moral agency. New natural law, a different theory from the body of classical forms of natural law, provides a unique approach to the study of the family. New natural law provides a defense for the traditional conjugal family as well as provides difference conclusions and implications for empirical research.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Psychology

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Date Submitted

2011-03-11

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4278

Keywords

family science theory, natural law, assumptions

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Psychology Commons

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