The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature
Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature by Samuel Pufendorf
Book DescriptionThis new scholarly edition of Samuel Pufendorf's seminal The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature is among the first to suggest a purely conventional basis for natural law. Pufendorf wrote this work to make his insights accessible to a wide range of readers, especially university students, who were struggling with issues of church and state. Although indebted to Hobbes and Grotius, the work outlines a new understanding of ethics and politics, one suited to states that were emerging from the aftermath of religious civil war.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780865973756
(150mm x 230mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Liberty Fund Inc
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2002
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.
Present State of Germany, Paperback (February 2007)
First made available in English over three centuries ago, this book comes from an author who was well known in England as a staunch defender of the Protestant cause and as one of the renovators of natural law. His writings were familiar to such luminaries as Locke and figured prominently in James Tyrell's "Patriarcha non Monarcha" (1681).
Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society, Paperback (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.
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This scholarly edition of Samuel Pufendorf's seminal work suggests a purely conventional basis for natural law. It outlines a new understanding of ethics and politics, one suited to states that were emerging from the aftermath of religious civil war.
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