Harvard Law College
Hugo Grotius, the founder of a purely rationalistic system of natural law, argued that law arises from both a social impulse—as Aristotle had indicated—and purpose. Immanuel Kant believed a moral crucial requires legal guidelines “be chosen as though they want to hold as universal legal guidelines of nature”. Jeremy Bentham and his scholar Austin, following David Hume, believed that this conflated the “is” and what “must be” problem. Bentham and Austin argued for law’s positivism; that real law is totally separate from “morality”. Kant was also criticised by Friedrich Nietzsche, who rejected the precept of equality, and believed that law emanates from the need to power, and cannot be labeled as “ethical” or “immoral”. We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the college stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land proceed to today.
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