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Essentials for Natural Law

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The list author says: "This is the essential "canon" of natural law ethicists."
Antigone
Antigone
"Can be read online for free. Sophocles' "Antigone" (~442 BC) is the first literary piece in Western history that contains an argument in favor of natural law. Antigone resists Creon's law forbidding the burial of her brother, on the grounds that she is serving the law of the gods, which is greater than human law."
Plato: Gorgias
Plato: Gorgias
"Can be read online for free. Plato's "Gorgias" is the first drawn out, philosophical proof of a natural law that compels men to do good in order to be happy."
On Law, Morality and Politics, 2nd Edition (Hackett Classics)
On Law, Morality and Politics, 2nd Edition (Hackett Classics)
"Can be read online for free. The relevant section is Summa I-II, Q. 94."
Natural Law: Reflections On Theory & Practice
Natural Law: Reflections On Theory & Practice
"Maritain and his wife RaÔssa made a pact in 1904 to jointly commit suicide if they didn't find meaning in life. They both converted to Roman Catholicism in 1906. Jacques Maritain is now considered the most important natural law theorist of the 20th century."
Natural Law and Natural Rights (Clarendon Law Series)
Natural Law and Natural Rights (Clarendon Law Series)
Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law
Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law