Maimonides, nature and natural law


Did Maimonides accept or reject the concept of Natural Law? While initial inquiries asked whether Maimonides accepted or rejected the doctrine as a whole, later studies focussed on whether Maimonidean legal theory could go along with the Natural Law doctrine or not. The aim of my paper is to go a step further and to argue that while Maimonides had a lively interest in the relationship between nature and law, he was not dragged into the Natural Law discourse. In other words, although he didn't overlook the nature-law question in his jurisprudential scheme, he didn't see it as integral to his legal theory.

Download options


    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,634

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

  • Only published works are available at libraries.


Added to PP

20 (#562,962)

6 months
1 (#388,784)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work

Les Fondements Naturels de la Loi Divine Dans L’Œuvre de Rabbi Josef Albo.Shalom Sadik - 2017 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 25 (2):196-208.
Reason with Baggage.Jonathan Milevsky - 2019 - Journal of Religious Ethics 47 (4):696-715.

Add more citations