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Natural Law and Moral Philosophy: From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment

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This major contribution to the history of philosophy provides the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available; sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and contractarianism; and offers an extensive study of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Synopsis:

This major contribution to the history of philosophy provides the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-372) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the Scottish Enlightenment in the history of ideas; 1. Natural law in the seventeenth century; 2. Natural law and moral realism: the civic-humanist synthesis in Francis Hutcheson and George Turnbull; 3. Between superstition and enthusiasm: David Hume's theory of justice, government and politics; 4. Adam Smith out of context: his theory of rights in Prussian perspective; 5. John Millar and the science of a legislator; 6. Thomas Reid's moral and political philosophy; 7. Dugald Stewart and the science of a legislator; 8. The science of a legislator in James Mackintosh's moral philosophy; 9. James Mill and Scottish moral philosophy; 10. From natural law to the rights of man; a European perspective on American debates; Bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521498029
Author:
Haakonssen, Knud
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Haakonssen, Knud
Author:
Knud, Haakonssen
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Natural Law
Subject:
Enlightenment
Subject:
Natural law -- History.
Subject:
Philosophy, Scottish -- 18th century.
Subject:
Philosophy, Scottish.
Subject:
Enlightenment -- History -- Sources.
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Enlightenment -- Sources.
Subject:
Law : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.95x5.95x.80 in. 1.16 lbs.

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