The Discovery of First Principles
iUniverse, 2002 - 668 Seiten
The Discovery of First Principles looks at the history of human settlement on the earth and the socio-political arrangements and institutions evolving over the ages. The author presents the case for the existence of universal moral principles that must serve as the basis of law if law is to be just. The story he tells is fascinating and insightful, drawing on the observations and commentary of many of the most thoughtful actors in this human drama.
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