The Architecture of Law: Rebuilding Law in the Classical Tradition, the latest book by Associate Dean Brian McCall, is rooted in the questions of, “What is law? How should law be made?” Using St. Thomas Aquinas’s analogy of God as an architect, McCall asserts that classical natural law jurisprudence provides an answer to these questions far superior to those provided by legal positivism or the “new” natural law theories.
The Architecture of Law explores the metaphor of law as an architectural building project, with eternal law as the foundation, natural law as the frame, divine law as the guidance provided by the architect, and human law as the provider of the defining details and ornamentation. Classical jurisprudence is presented as a synthesis of the work of the greatest minds of antiquity and the medieval period, including Cicero, Artistotle, Gratian, Augustine, and Aquinas.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication Date: May 30, 2018
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McCall has authored several books and articles on corporate governance law, commercial law, and legal philosophy. His scholarly research is rooted in a natural law jurisprudence. View McCall’s scholarship here.
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