derivationist

derivationist

(ˌdɛrɪˈveɪʃənɪst)
n
a person who believes that it is possible to derive knowledge of what is good for humans from a metaphysical study of humans themselvesa person who believes that the form of government appropriate in a state is derivable through logical reasoning, based on its necessary functions within its social contexta person who believes in the derivation of organic species; evolutionist
adj
of or relating to derivationists or their theories
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Dissatisfied with traditional inclinationist and derivationist accounts of natural law, he proposes an alternative "real identity thesis" that establishes the reality of human flourishing and the ability of practical reason to understand specific goods conducive to human flourishing.