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Pufendorf, Samuel Freiherr von 1632-1694

Works: 1,767 works in 5,218 publications in 11 languages and 30,962 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Former owner, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Composer, Attributed name, Cartographer
Classifications: K457.P8, 340.112
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De jure naturae et gentium libri octo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

405 editions published between 1672 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. Puffendorfii De officio hominis et civis juxta legem naturalem libri duo by Samuel Pufendorf( )

201 editions published between 1673 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De officio hominis et civis juxta legem naturalem libri duo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

226 editions published between 1673 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publications of the Carnegie Endownment for International Peace, Division of International Law."
The whole duty of man according to the law of nature by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

102 editions published between 1673 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Whole Duty of Man (1691), first published in Latin in 1673 as De officio hominis et civis, Pufendorf elaborates his conception of ethics, which separates civil duties from religious hopes. Unlike many Christian political theologians of the seventeenth century, Pufendorf refused to ground his natural law ethics in the ideal of human perfection or holiness; rather, he grounded them in the need for sociability, which he regarded as simply a means to an end - that is, human self-preservation and civil peace. Like Grotius and Hobbes, Pufendorf was responding to the religious wars that wracked early modern Europe by constructing a version of natural law capable of defending the civil state against the religious and moral delegitimation wielded by international Catholicism and Protestant zealots."--BOOK JACKET
The present state of Germany by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

236 editions published between 1667 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding. By 1696, Pufendorf 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 Tyrellʹs Patriarcha non Monarcha (1681). The editor of this volume, Michael J. Seidler, describes this work of Pufendorf as "an account of German constitutional law detailing the historical relations between the Emperor and the Estates as well as an examination of the legitimating foundations of Imperial authority, a general analysis of the nature and requirements of political sovereignty, and a reconceptualization of the different forms of political order... Its central distinction between so-called regular and irregular states, resting on the question of the locus of sovereignty, demotes the traditional political categories into mere administrative possibilities and thereby creates a more general problematic of freedom and authority with which we are still wrestling today. That is, it raises, at a very early stage in the contractarian tradition which we have inherited, the basic question of how effective political unity is compatible with competing values of diversity and individual liberty." -- Publisher description
The political writings of Samuel Pufendorf by Samuel Pufendorf( )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 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
An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of Europe. By Samuel Puffendorf ... Made English from the original High-Dutch by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

84 editions published between 1695 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementorum jurisprudentiae universalis libri duo by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

40 editions published between 1680 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the duty of man and citizen according to natural law by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Duty of Man and Citizen (1673) is Pufendorf's succinct and condensed presentation of the natural law political theory he developed in his monumental classic On the Law of Nature and Nations (1672). His theory was the most influential natural law philosophy of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. He advanced a compelling reply to Grotius and Hobbes, and in doing so, set the intellectual problems for theorists such as Locke, Hutcheson, Hume, Rousseau, and Smith. In the aftermath of the Thirty Years' War, Pufendorf sets forth a classic justification of the early modern enlightened state and of the proper relations of moral and political subjection to it. This lucid and historically sensitive translation by Michael Silverthorne, (a classicist and a specialist in Roman Law and early modern political thought) is the first since the early twentieth century. James Tully's introduction sets the text in its seventeenth-century context, summarises the main arguments, surveys recent literature on Pufendorf, and shows how Pufendorf transformed natural law theory into an independent discipline of juristic political philosophy which dominated reflection on politics until Kant."--Publisher's description
The divine feudal law, or, Covenants with mankind, represented by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the nature and qualification of religion in reference to civil society by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

20 editions published between 1698 and 2002 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two books of the Elements of universal jurisprudence by Samuel Pufendorf( )

14 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was Pufendorf's first work, published in 1660. Its appearance effectively inaugurated the modern natural-law movement in the German-speaking world. The work also established Pufendorf as a key figure and laid the foundations for his major works, which were to sweep across Europe and North America. Pufendorf rejected the concept of natural rights as liberties and the suggestion that political government is justified by its protection of such rights, arguing instead for a principled limit to the state's role in human life
Samuelis Pufendorf Elementorum jurisprudentiæ universalis libri II unà cum appendice De sphæra morali, & indicibus by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

38 editions published between 1660 and 1680 in 4 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pufendorf's On the natural state of men : the 1678 Latin edition and English translation by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Latin and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of De statu hominum naturali in Latin with English translation and notes
An introduction to the history of the principal states of Europe. Begun by Baron Puffendorf: continued by Mr. de La Martiniere. Improved by Joseph Sayer ... In two volumes. by Samuel Pufendorf( )

8 editions published in 1764 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The whole duty of man according to the law of natureOf the law of nature and nations. Eight books. Written in Latin by the Baron Pufendorf, Counsellor of State to His late Swedish Majesty, and to the present King of Prussia. Translated into English, from the best edition. With a short introductionThe present state of GermanyThe political writings of Samuel PufendorfAn introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of Europe. By Samuel Puffendorf ... Made English from the original High-DutchOn the duty of man and citizen according to natural lawThe divine feudal law, or, Covenants with mankind, representedOf the nature and qualification of religion in reference to civil societyTwo books of the Elements of universal jurisprudence