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Natural Law Theories in the Early Enlightenment

ISBN-10: 052102787X

ISBN-13: 9780521027878

Edition: 2006

Authors: T. J. Hochstrasser, Quentin Skinner, Lorraine Daston, Dorothy Ross, James Tully

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This text explores the development of natural law theories during the early stages of the Enlightenment in France and Germany. An assessment is made of the first histories of political thought since ancient times.
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List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universit�t, Berlin.Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Preface
Introduction: natural law and its history in the early Enlightenment
Socialitas and the history of natural law: Pufendorf's defence of De Jure Naturae et Gentium
Voluntarism and moral epistemology: a comparison of Leibniz and Pufendorf
Christian Thomasius and the development of Pufendorf's natural jurisprudence
Natural law theory and its historiography in the era of Christian Wolff
Conclusion: the end of the 'history of morality' in Germany
Bibliography
Index