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Roman law in the state of nature : the classical foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law

Author: Benjamin Straumann
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Ideas in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Roman Law in the State of Nature offers a new interpretation of the foundations of Hugo Grotius' natural law theory. Surveying the significance of texts from classical antiquity, Benjamin Straumann argues that certain classical texts, namely Roman law and a specifically Ciceronian brand of Stoicism, were particularly influential for Grotius in the construction of his theory of natural law. The book asserts that  Read more...
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Straumann, Benjamin.
Roman law in the state of nature
(DLC) 2014032228
(OCoLC)886881545
Named Person: Hugo Grotius; Hugo Grotius; Hugo Grotius; Hugo Grotius
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Straumann
ISBN: 9781316143629 1316143627 9781316248645 131624864X
OCLC Number: 903496855
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 257 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
1. Natural law in historical context --
2. A novel doctrine of the sources of law: nature and the classics --
3. Proving natural law: the influence of classical rhetoric on Grotius' method --
4. Social instinct or self-preservation? --
5. Justice for the state of nature: from Aristotle to the Corpus Iuris --
6. Grotius' concept of the state of nature --
7. Natural rights: Roman remedies in the state of nature --
8. Natural rights and just wars --
9. Enforcing natural law: the right to punish --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Ideas in context.
Responsibility: Benjamin Straumann.

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