Unformatted text preview: stinction.
s Widely accepted by nominalists,
s Tends to be rejected by Platonists,
natural Natural Law Theory
s When we discover the essence of the
law, we learn both what the law truly is,
and what it ought to be.
and Legal Positivism
s Discovering what the law is tells us very
little about what it ought to be.
s We may discover certain minimal
requirements that every legal system
must Direction of the Course
s We will proceed from the concrete to
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