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Natural Law and the Theory of Property : Grotius to Hume - Stephen Buckle

Natural Law and the Theory of Property

Grotius to Hume

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1993
ISBN: 9780198240945
Number Of Pages: 344

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In this book, Stephen Buckle provides a historical perspective on the political philosophies of Locke and Hume, arguing that there are continuities in the development of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century political theory which have often gone unrecognized. He begins with a detailed exposition of Grotius's and Pufendorf's modern natural law theory, focusing on their accounts of the nature of natural law, human sociability, the development of forms of property, and the question of slavery. He then shows that Locke's political theory takes up and develops these basic themes of natural law. Buckle argues further that, rather than being a departure from this tradition, the moral sense theory of Hutcheson and Hume represents an attempt--which is not entirely successful--to underpin the natural law theory with an adequate moral psychology.

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"The argument is well worth the close attention it demands"--Political Studies
"A beautifully written and extremely well researched book which offers a delightfully counter-intuitive, if not entirely persuasive, thesis. Moral, political and legal philosophers alike will find much here to enlighten them." --The Cambridge Law Journal

1: Hugo Grotius 2: Samuel Pufendorf 3: John Locke 4: Francis Hutcheson 5: David Hume Appendix: The psychology of moral action: From Locke's Essay to Hutcheson's Inquiry; Select bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198240945
ISBN-10: 0198240945
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 2nd September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.49 x 14.02  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.49

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