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Philosophy, rights and natural law : essays in honour of Knud Haakonssen

Author: Ian Hunter; Richard Whatmore; Knud Haakonssen
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] ©2019
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Over his long and illustrious career, Knud Haakonssen has explored the role of natural law in formulating doctrines of obligation and rights in accordance with the interests of early modern polities and churches. The essays collected in this volume range across this exciting and contested field. These 13 new essays acknowledge Haakonssen's immense academic achievement and give us new insights into the cultural and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Festschriften
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Hunter; Richard Whatmore; Knud Haakonssen
ISBN: 9781474449229 1474449220
OCLC Number: 1085942471
Description: vi, 374 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction; Part I: Rights, Religion and Morality: 1. Calvinists, Arminians, Socinians: Popular sovereignty and natural rights in early modern political thought, James Moore; 2. Truth and Toleration in the Early Modern Period, Maria Rosa Antognazza; 3. The History of the History of Ethics and Emblematic Passages, Aaron Garrett; 4. Natural law and natural rights in early enlightenment Copenhagen , Mads Jensen; Part II: Natural Law and the Philosophers: 5. Natural Equality and Natural Law in Locke's Two Treatises, Kari Saastamoinen; 6. Dignity and Equality in Pufendorf's Natural Law Theory, Simone Zurbuchen; 7. Theory and Practice in the Natural Law of Christian Thomasius, Ian Hunter; 8. The 'iura connata' in the Natural Law of Christian Wolff, Frank Grunert; 9. Hume's peculiar definition of justice, James A. Harris; Part III: Rights and Reform: 10. Economizing Natural Law: Pufendorf on Moral Quantities and Sumptuary Legislation, Michael Seidler; 11. The Legacy of Smith's Jurisprudence in Late-Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh, John W. Cairns; 12. Declaring Rights: Bentham and the Rights of Man, David Lieberman; 13. Rights After the Revolutions, Richard Whatmore; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Hunter, Richard Whatmore.

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