Johannes Althusius on natural law

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7. The Nature of Natural Law – A law is natural and common if common reason produces it for the common necessity and welfare of human social life in general. Therefore, it is called natural law.

8. The Nature of Civil Law – A law is civil or individual if individual right reason introduces and establishes it because of the necessity and welfare of the social life of some specific place. Therefore, it is called individual law or the civil law of some place. …

11. Common Law – Therefore, common law is that which has been inscribed on human hearts by nature or by God from birth and that by which human beings are moved either to act or avoid actions, whichever is sufficient for preserving the common good of human society, convicts wrongdoers of evil, or excuses the innocent. ...

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