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The science of a legislator : the natural jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith

Author: Knud Haakonssen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
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Named Person: Adam Smith; David Hume; Adam Smith; David Hume; Adam Smith; Adam (Philosoph) Smith; David Hume; David Hume; Adam Smith
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Knud Haakonssen
ISBN: 0521238919 9780521238915
OCLC Number: 7894582
Description: vii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hume's theory of justice --
One theory or two? --
Moral evaluation --
The motive for justice --
a dilemma --
The origins of justice --
Nature and artifice --
Property --
Promises --
Obligation --
Two difficulties --
The role of history --
Utility and natural justice --
Smith's moral theory --
Hume and Smith on sympathy --
Sympathy and moral approval --
The mutuality of sympathy --
Common standards, ideal standards, and social adaptation --
General rules and moral value --
Merit and demerit --
The role of utility --
The role of religion --
Teleology --
Moral theory and human knowledge --
Smith's theory of justice and politics --
Positive and negative virtues --
Justice and utility --
Political theory --
Politics and justice --
Smith's analytical jurisprudence --
The legal system --
Real rights --
Personal rights --
Delict, or theory of punishment --
Domestic law --
Public law --
Laws of nations --
Smith's critical jurisprudence --
Legal reasoning --
Legal criticism --
The critical programme --
The object of criticism --
Smith's historical jurisprudence --
Primitive society --
Shepherd society --
Greece and Rome --
The emergence of modern Europe --
The development of modern law --
Natural jurisprudence in the face of history.
Responsibility: Knud Haakonssen.
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