Robert P. George’s Perfectionist Conception of Law


  • Agata Czarnecka Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu)


perfectionism, new natural law theory, Robert P. George


I start this article by introducing the new natural theory and its best-known authors. I reconstruct their conception of law and I focus on Robert P. George and his specific conception of law and its role. According to George, there is no law without morality and law should always promote a certain conception of good life. It is through the law that a state imposes some moral values on its citizens. Therefore, among other functions of the legal system there is a perfectionist one. I also stress that George tries to promote such model through his own life and academic career by making his own public philosophy.


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How to Cite

Czarnecka, A. (2018). Robert P. George’s Perfectionist Conception of Law. Miscellanea Historico-Iuridica, 16(2), 55–67. Retrieved from