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The architecture of law : rebuilding law in the classical tradition

Author: Brian M McCall
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
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"[This book] explores the metaphor of law as an architectural building project, with eternal law as the foundation, natural law as the frame, divine law as the guidance provided by the architect, and human law as the provider of the defining details and ornamentation. Classical jurisprudence is presented as a synthesis of the work of the greatest minds of antiquity and the medieval period, including Cicero,  Read more...
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McCall, Brian M.
Architecture of law.
Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018011923
Named Person: Thomas, Aquinas Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian M McCall
ISBN: 9780268103330 026810333X
OCLC Number: 1018462823
Description: x, 548 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introducing the building project --
Building law on a solid foundation : the eternal law --
Discovering the framework : the natural law --
Examining the framework : the content of the natural law --
Consulting the architect when problems arise : the divine law --
Decorating the structure : the art of making human law --
Appointing a foreman : the basis of authority and obligation --
Falling off the frame : the limits of legal authority --
The point of the structure : justice and the causes of law --
The reality of the art (not the science) of law.
Responsibility: Brian M. McCall.

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What is law? How should law be made? Using St. Thomas Aquinas's analogy of God as an architect, Brian McCall argues that classical natural law jurisprudence provides an answer to these questions far  Read more...

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