John Finnis

University of Oxford

University College

Oxford, OX1 4BH

United Kingdom

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1.

What is the Philosophy of Law?

Rivista di Filosofia del Diritto 1 (2012) 67-78, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-67, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 45/2012
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2012
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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philosophy of law, jurisprudence, general principles of law, positivism, natural law theory

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Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good

The Monist, Vol. 91, pp. 388-406, 2008, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-13
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Apr 2009
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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marriage, intrinsic good, basic human good, sexuality, divorce, natural law

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On 'Public Reason'

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 06-37, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1/2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Jan 2007
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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public reason, freedom of religious belief and practice, legal philosophy, Habermas, discourse ethics, rule of law

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Philosophy of Law: Introduction

John M. Finnis, PHILOSOPHY OF LAW: COLLECTED ESSAYS VOLUME IV, Oxford: OUP, 2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 30/2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-32
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2011
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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philosophy of law, moral and political philosophy, theology, religious ethics, Catholic Church

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On Hart's Ways: Law as Reason and as Fact

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07/2008, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-06, American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol. 52, pp. 25-53, 2007, THE LEGACY OF H.L.A. HART, Matthew Kramer, ed., Oxford University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Mar 2008
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Religion and State: Some Main Issues and Sources

American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol. 51, 2006, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 06-34, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 48/2006
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 09 Nov 2006
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Religion, religious liberty, discrimination between religions, public reason

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Grounds of Law and Legal Theory: A Response

Legal Theory, Vol. 13, pp. 315-344, 2008, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 6/2008
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2008
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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H.L.A. Hart: A Twentieth-Century Oxford Political Philosopher

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 30/2009, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-40
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2009
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Human Rights and Common Good: Introduction

John M. Finnis, HUMAN RIGHTS AND COMMON GOOD: COLLECTED ESSAYS VOLUME III, Oxford: OUP, 2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 29/2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-32
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2011
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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philosophy of law, moral and political philosophy, theology, religious ethics, Catholic Church

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Endorsing Discrimination between Faiths: A Case of Extreme Speech?

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09/2008, Extreme Speech and Democracy, Forthcoming, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-08, Islamic Law and Law of the Muslim World No. 08-16
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 05 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2015
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Justified discrimination, religion, faiths, shariah, immigration, speech, Begum, Refah Partisi, human rights litigation

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Common Law Constraints: Whose Common Good Counts?

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10/2008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Mar 2008
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Nationality, Alienage and Constitutional Principle

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08/2008, Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 123, pp. 417-445, July 2007, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 08-07
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2008
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Universality, Personal and Social Identity, and Law

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05/2008
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Feb 2008
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Equality and Differences

The H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture in the University of Oxford, June 2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 72/2012, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 12-82
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 07 Dec 2012
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Why Religious Liberty is a Special, Important and Limited Right

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-11
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Apr 2009
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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religious liberty, free exercise, liberty, religion, freedom of religion

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Anscombe's Essays

National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Vol. 9, pp. 199-207, 2009, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-10
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 22 Apr 2009
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Anscombe, faith, Catholic philosophy

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Reason, Revelation, Universality and Particularity in Ethics

American Journal of Jurisprudence, Vol. 53, pp. 23-48, 2008, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-12
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2009
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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ethics, natural law, universality, particularity, revelation, reason, loyalty

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Law as Fact and as Reason for Action: A Response to Robert Alexy on Law's 'Ideal Dimension'

American Journal of Jurisprudence 59 (2014), Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21/2014, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1418
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Apr 2014
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Alexy, Radbruch, unjust law, obligation

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Judicial Power: Past, Present and Future

Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1604, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2/2016
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2016
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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judicial, judges, separation of power, rule of law, human rights

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The Lords’ Eerie Swansong: A Note on R. (Purdy) v. Director of Public Prosecutions

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 31/2009, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-39
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 25 Sep 2009
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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The Nature of a Free Society

Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1709
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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political freedom, constitutional government, judicial power, migration

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Reason in Action: Introduction

John M. Finnis, REASON IN ACTION: COLLECTED ESSAYS VOLUME I, Oxford: OUP, 2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 27/2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-30
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2011
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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philosophy of law, moral and political philosophy, theology, religious ethics, Catholic Church

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Religion and Public Reasons: Introduction

John M. Finnis, RELIGION AND PUBLIC REASONS: COLLECTED ESSAYS VOLUME V, Oxford: OUP, 2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 31/2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-34
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 May 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2011
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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philosophy of law, moral and political philosophy, theology, religious ethics, Catholic Church

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Christian Human Rights: A Debate

King's Law Journal, Vol 28.1 (2017), p.1-50, King's College London Law School Research Paper No. 2017-29
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 22 May 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2017
Yale University, King's College London, University of Oxford and King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law
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Prisoners’ Voting and Judges’ Powers

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 58/2015, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1529
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Nov 2015
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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ECHR, SCC, HCA, universal suffrage, proportionality

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Authority, Legitimacy and Obligation in Law's Empire (and Justice for Hedgehogs)

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1419, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 24/2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 02 May 2014
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Dworkin, authority, nations, political association, constitutional patriotism, obligation of law

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Indictability of Early Abortion c. 1868

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 15 Oct 2021
John Finnis and Robert George
University of Oxford and Princeton University
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Fourteenth Amendment, quickness, persons, indictability

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Intention and Identity: Introduction

John M. Finnis, INTENTION AND IDENTITY: COLLECTED ESSAYS VOLUME II, Oxford: OUP, 2011, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 28/2011, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 11-31
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 May 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2011
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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philosophy of law, moral and political philosophy, theology, religious ethics, catholic church

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The Unconstitutionality of the Supreme Court's Prorogation Judgment, with Supplementary Notes

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 6/2020, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 200304
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 05 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2020
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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constitutional conventions, parliamentary privileges, Bill of Rights, Dicey

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Natural Law: Practical Reason and Creative Information

Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 191106, 2019
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Nov 2019
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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natural law, human rights

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A Response to Harel, Hope, and Schwartz

Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies (2013), pp. 1-20, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 84/2013 , Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1444
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 Aug 2013
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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principle of subsidiarity, Human Rights and Common Good, judicial review of legislation, legislative articulation of human rights

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Freedom, Benefit and Understanding: Reflections on Laurence Claus's Critique of Authority

San Diego Law Review 52 (2014) 893-920, Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 76/2014, Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1443
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Nov 2014
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Authority, Responsibility, Obligation, Raz, Hart, Realism

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‘Describing & Delineating Effects’: Comment on a Paper by Thomas Finegan

Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1639
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 05 Nov 2016
John Finnis
University of Oxford
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Intention, Side effects, Multiple intentions

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An Enhanced Amicus Brief in Dobbs

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2021
John Finnis and Robert George
University of Oxford and Princeton University
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constitutional law, 14th Amendment, persons, unborn, Roe v Wade

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Supplement to an Enhanced Amicus Brief in Dobbs

Number of pages: 25
John Finnis and Robert George
University of Oxford and Princeton University
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Roe v Wade, common law, reform statutes