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Naturalistic and Cultural Foundations for a More Effective International Law

By F. S. C. Northrop

Abstract

INTERNATIONAL like domestic law must face the difficult question ofnorms. Without common norms between the nations and the cultures ofthe world there can be no effective international law. How are such universalnorms for an effective international law to be found ?Contemporary developments in the social sciences and in the philosophyof natural science indicate that there are two sources. One is in the normscommon to the diverse cultures of the world. The other is in scientificallyverified philosophy of nature. The former source happens to be intimatelyconnected with the latter

Topics: international law, philosophy, international cultures, International Law, Law, Legal Writing and Research
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1950
OAI identifier: oai:digitalcommons.law.yale.edu:fss_papers-5374
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