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Early Modern Natural Law Theories

Context and Strategies in the Early Enlightenment

Editors: Hochstrasser, T., Schröder, P. (Eds.)

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The study of natural law theories in the early Enlightenment continues to be one of the most fruitful areas of research in early modern intellectual history. In recent years there have been substantial reassessments of Grotius, Pufendorf, Thomasius 1 and the whole university-based tradition associated with the Frühaujklärung. The appeal of the discourse of natural jurisprudence to groups and individuals operating outside conventional educational and political structures - such as the Huguenot diaspora - has also been highlighted? Moreover the contextual understanding of the work of unambiguously major philosophers such as Hobbes and Kant - and its reception - has been greatly enhanced by studies that have sought to view them as 3 participants in rather than bystanders alongside the discourse of natural law. Thus thinkers previously not considered central to this discourse have been incorporated into it afresh. However, there is no danger of natural jurisprudence going unchallenged as the meta-discourse of political theory in this period, for recently new studies of the role of libertine and jansenist thought in shaping the priorities of the early Republic of Letters have challenged its position among the intellectual 4 achievements of the social and political theory of the early Enlightenment. This volume therefore offers a timely opportunity to reassess both the coherence of the concept of 'early Enlightenment' and the specific contribution of natural law theories to it.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Before and after Natural Law

    Scattola, Merio

    Pages 1-30

  • Taming the Leviathan: Reading Hobbes in Seventeenth-Century Europe

    Parkin, Jon

    Pages 31-52

  • Malebranche and Natural Law

    Riley, Patrick

    Pages 53-87

  • The Reception of Hugo Grotius’s De Jure Belli AC Pacis in the Early German Enlightenment

    Grunert, Frank

    Pages 89-105

  • Revolution Principles, IUS Naturae and IUS Gentium in Early-Enlightenment Scotland: The Contribution of Sir Francis Grant, Lord Cullen (C. 1660–1726)

    Jackson, Clare

    Pages 107-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Modern Natural Law Theories
Book Subtitle
Context and Strategies in the Early Enlightenment
Editors
  • T. Hochstrasser
  • P. Schröder
Series Title
International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des idées
Series Volume
186
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0391-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0391-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1569-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6403-5
Series ISSN
0066-6610
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 342
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