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Natural law and moral philosophy : from Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment

Author: Knud Haakonssen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This major contribution to the history of philosophy provides the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available.

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Genre/Form: History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Knud Haakonssen
ISBN: 0521496861 9780521496865 0521498023 9780521498029
OCLC Number: 456577510
Description: 286 pages
Contents: Introduction: the Scottish Enlightenment in the history of ideas; 1. Natural law in the seventeenth century; 2. Natural law and moral realism: the civic-humanist synthesis in Francis Hutcheson and George Turnbull; 3. Between superstition and enthusiasm: David Hume's theory of justice, government and politics; 4. Adam Smith out of context: his theory of rights in Prussian perspective; 5. John Millar and the science of a legislator; 6. Thomas Reid's moral and political philosophy; 7. Dugald Stewart and the science of a legislator; 8. The science of a legislator in James Mackintosh's moral philosophy; 9. James Mill and Scottish moral philosophy; 10. From natural law to the rights of man; a European perspective on American debates; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Knud Haakonssen.

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