Review - Natural Law (Rommen) - This synthesis of the...

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This synthesis of the varying concepts of natural law through the ages with resultant moral, juridical, and legal implications for man, considered as an individual, and as a member of politically organized society, is a translation of the work Die ewige Wiederkehr des Naturrechts, which Rommen published at Leipzig in 1936. This work, considerably enlarged and revised, has been translated into English by Father Thomas R. Hanley, O.S.B. Its fifteen chapters have been distributed into two parts, namely, the history of the idea of natural law, and the philosophy and content of natural law. Its basic thesis is that the true concept of natural law, the jus naturale perenne of philosophy, has survived numerous attempts to corrupt or destroy it, and that conformity to it is essential for the peace and happiness of mankind. The historical findings of the treatise reveal the perpetual recurrence of the true concept of natural law, despite temporary set-backs, e.g., at the hands of Hume's agnosticism and Bentham's utilitarianism. The emptiness of the illusory
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