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2011-06-05 [author] 塞尔兹尼克,P. preview:



Among modern sociologists, the reputation of natural law is not high.The phrase conjures up a world of absolutisms, of theological fiat, of fuzzy,unoperational, "mystical" ideas, of thinking uninformed by history and by the variety of human situations. This is sad, because sociology should have a ready affinity for the philosophy of natural law. Both are anti-formalistin spirit. Each looks beyond what is given and immediate to what is latent and inchoate; each is committed to the study of "nature" as yielding something more permanent and more universal than the transitory judgments of the hour or the epoch……

[keywords]master ideals;fact and value; moral relativism;human nature;legal order;nature law