The Political Writings of Samuel Pufendorf
By (author) Samuel Pufendorf
Volume editor Craig L. Carr
Translated by Michael J. Seidler
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Political Writings of Samuel Pufendorf by Samuel Pufendorf
Book DescriptionThe seventeenth-century philosopher Samuel Pufendorf was one of the most widely read natural lawyers of the pre-Kantian era. This volume presents the basic arguments and fundamental themes of his political and moral thought. Selections from the texts of Pufendorf's two major works, Elements of Universal Jurisprudence and The Law of Nature and Nations, have been brought together to make Pufendorf's moral and political thought more accessible. The selections appear here in a new English translation which far exceeds what is currently available. The translator has constructed a rendering of the Latin that is sophisticated but clear, and the volume has been prepared with an emphasis on continuity and readability. The editor has included a substantive introduction intended to acquaint readers with Pufendorf and his political thought and to indicate why his work has relevance for contemporary political discourse.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195065602
(242mm x 161mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-May-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Samuel Pufendorf
Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe, Paperback (November 2011)
Samuel Pufendorf was, along with Grotius, a great renewer of natural law theory. First translated in 1695, this title exhibits the core notions of his natural law theory by recounting the development and reciprocal relations of individual states as collective social agents engaged in securing their own and, thus, their members' interests.
Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society, Hardback (January 2002)
Written in response to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes by the French king, Louis XIV, Pufendorf's work on toleration contests the right of the sovereign to control the religion of his subjects, because state and religion pursue wholly different ends.
Pufendorf: On the Duty of Man and Citizen according to Natural Law, Paperback (July 1991)» View all books by Samuel Pufendorf
This edition provides an historically sensitive translation of Pufendorf's On the Duty of Man and Citizen (1673).
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