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2. What is the link Finnis makes between Law and the 7 objective goods?

  • The Law must be moral if we are to achieve the 7 objective goods
  • Law will seek to implement requirements of practical reasonableness which allow us to achieve these goods
  • The 7 objective goods are inherent in every Law
  • The 7 objective goods are not necessarily moral

3. What is the 'plain-fact' view of law?

  • Law cannot be moral as morality varies with opinions and Law must be fact
  • Law cannot be reduced into simple rules
  • Law is always a matter of historical fact and never morality
  • The only Law is that in statutes and judge-made Law is illegitimate

4. What is Lloyd Weinreb's criticism of Finnis' theory?

  • He does not state what makes the 7 objective goods valuable
  • He doesn't say the degree of specificity the laws will take
  • Just law is not central, as this disregards evil law throughout history
  • It is a moral theory and the reasoning is not law-like

5. What does Dworkin say 'presents a problem' for Positivist theories?

  • The secondary meaning of Law can co-exist with the focal meaning
  • The fact that judges rely on value-judgements when deciding cases
  • The moral ideal of legality is built into our legal system
  • Natural Law still retains its validity even if God does not exist


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