Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment
This major addition to Ideas in Context examines the development of natural law theories in the early stages of the Enlightenment in Germany and France. T. J. Hochstrasser investigates the influence exercised by theories of natural law from Grotius to Kant, with a comparative analysis of the important intellectual innovations in ethics and political philosophy of the time. Hochstrasser includes the writings of Samuel Pufendorf and his followers who evolved a natural law theory based on human sociability and reason, fostering a new methodology in German philosophy. This book assesses the first histories of political thought since ancient times, giving insights into the nature and influence of debate within eighteenth-century natural jurisprudence. Ambitious in range and conceptually sophisticated, Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment will be of great interest to scholars in history, political thought, law and philosophy.
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Pufendorfs defence of De Jure Naturae et Gentium
a comparison of Leibniz and Pufendorf
CHAPER 4 Christian Thomasius and the development of Pufendorfs natural jurisprudence
CHAPTER 5 Natural law theory and its historiography in the era of Christian Wolff
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