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20th-century natural law theory in Latin America
Natural law theory was the dominant trend in Latin America throughout the colonial period. In fact, at the universities founded by the Spanish crown—especially in those in New Spain (Mexico), Peru, and Cordoba (Argentina) — scholars lectured on theologia moralis, or ius naturae, expounding the contents of what today is known as natural law theory.
Pattaro Enrico, Roversi Corrado (2016). A treatise of legal philosophy and general jurisprudence 12: legal philosophy in the twentieth century: the civil law world, tome 1: language areas, tome 2: main orientations and topics, Springer, Dordrecht.
Massini Carlos I. (2016). 20th-century natural law theory in Latin America, in E. Pattaro & C. Roversi (eds.), A treatise of legal philosophy and general jurisprudence 12, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 1227-1241.