The philosophy of law is commonly referred to as jurisprudence. Normative jurisprudence is called political philosophy and addresses what should law be? Inversely, analytical jurisprudence raises and attempts to answer the question what is law?
In all, there were five significant philosophers who influenced the varying thoughts and beliefs about law. Such pioneers emerged from the nineteenth century and included Thomas Aquinas, John Austin, H.L.A. Hart, Lon Fuller, and Ronald Dworkin. Before we heavily scrutinizeand analyze the different view-points of each of these high-profile legal philosophers, let's delve into the firm beliefs and the thought process of legal philosopher Thomas Aquinas.