Natural Law and Laws of Nature in Early Modern Europe: Jurisprudence, Theology, Moral and Natural Philosophy

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Lorraine Daston, Michael Stolleis
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2009 - Law - 350 pages
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This impressive volume is the first attempt to look at the intertwined histories of jurisprudence and science in early modern Europe. Taking an interdisciplinary approach these articles stimulate new debate in the areas of intellectual history and the history of philosophy, as well as the natural and human sciences in general.
 

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Contents

From Limits to Laws The Construction of the Nomological Image of Nature in Early Modern Philosophy
13
Expressing Natures Regularities and their Determinations in the Late Renaissance
29
The Legitimation of Law through God Tradition Will Nature and Constitution
45
The Concept of Natural Law in the Doctrine of Law and Natural Law of the Early Modern Era
57
Lex certa and ius certum The Search for Legal Certainty and Security
73
Crimen contra naturam
89
Natures Regularity in Some Protestant Natural Philosophy Textbooks 15301630
105
Natural Order and Divine Salvation Protestant Conceptions in Early Modern Germany 15501750
123
Leibnizs Concept of jus naturale and lex naturalis defined with geometric certainty
183
Controversies on Nature as Universal Legality 16801710
199
From Principles to Regularities Tracing Laws of Nature in Early Modern France and England
215
Unruly Weather Natural Law Confronts Natural Variability
233
In Search of the Newton of the Moral World The Intelligibility of Society and the Naturalist Model of Law from the End of the Seventeenth Century ...
249
Deus legislator
265
Bibliography
279
Index
327

Natural Law and Celestial Regularities from Copernicus to Kepler
143
The Approach to a Physical Concept of Law in the Early Modern Period A Comparison between Matthias Bernegger and Richard Cumberland
163

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