liberalism, conservatism, David Hume, Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, legal theory, political theory, moral theory, rule of law
The efforts of liberal political theorists like John Rawls and Ronald Dworkin to identify principles and rights based on moral truth as authoritative bases for law and politics ignore the insight of Hume and other conservative theorists that the moral possibilities of human nature generally are limited and are in turn limiting on what can be accomplished, from a moral point of view, through law and politics.
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Reynolds, Noel B., "Liberal Political Theory and the Rule of Law" (1986). Faculty Publications. 1468.
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Noel B. Reynolds is the author and holds the copyright. This paper was presented by invitation to the Faculty Seminar of the Political Science Department of the University of Birmingham.
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