Naturalistic and Cultural Foundations for a More Effective International Law, 59 Yale Law Journal 1430 (1950)
INTERNATIONAL like domestic law must face the difficult question of
norms. Without common norms between the nations and the cultures of
the world there can be no effective international law. How are such universal
norms for an effective international law to be found ?
Contemporary developments in the social sciences and in the philosophy
of natural science indicate that there are two sources. One is in the norms
common to the diverse cultures of the world. The other is in scientifically
verified philosophy of nature. The former source happens to be intimately
connected with the latter.
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international law, philosophy, international cultures
Northrop, F. S. C., "Naturalistic and Cultural Foundations for a More Effective International Law" (1950). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 4376.