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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3

The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits

Robert Deinhammer ; Department of Christian Philosophy, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

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APA 6th Edition
Deinhammer, R. (2019). The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits. Obnovljeni Život, 74. (1.), 33-44. https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3
MLA 8th Edition
Deinhammer, Robert. "The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits." Obnovljeni Život, vol. 74., no. 1., 2019, pp. 33-44. https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Deinhammer, Robert. "The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits." Obnovljeni Život 74., no. 1. (2019): 33-44. https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3
Harvard
Deinhammer, R. (2019). 'The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits', Obnovljeni Život, 74.(1.), pp. 33-44. https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3
Vancouver
Deinhammer R. The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits. Obnovljeni Život [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2021 September 26];74.(1.):33-44. https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3
IEEE
R. Deinhammer, "The Rule of Law: Its Virtues and Limits", Obnovljeni Život, vol.74., no. 1., pp. 33-44, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.31337/oz.74.1.3

Abstracts
In this paper, I shall address the important role of the rule of law as an ideal of political morality. I will be outlining the virtues and limits of the rule of law. My central thesis is that the rule of law is crucial for the moral legitimacy of a political system and for an open society, understood in the Popperian sense. Its limits, however, are similar to the limits of positive law in general. Ultimately, the virtues of the rule of law depend on the moral virtues of people and on the moral quality of positive law. In this respect, the benefits of the rule of law ultimately depend on natural moral law and its realization in human affairs.

Keywords
rule of law; principle of legality; political morality; democracy; natural law; philosophy of law

Hrčak ID: 215994

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