Call/WhatsApp: +1 914 416 5343

Philosophy of Law

Prompt: Both natural-law theorists, like Thomas Aquinas, and legal positivists, like Hobbes or Austin, refer to
“natural law” (and sometimes, in Hobbes and Austin, the phrase “natural rights” is used as well). How is the
concept of natural law used by natural-law theorists and by legal positivists? Compare and contrast Thomas’s
use with the use of (one or the other of) Hobbes’s or Austin’s use of the concept.