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Philosophy, Rights and Natural Law: Essays in Honour of Knud Haakonssen

Edited by: Ian Hunter, Richard Whatmore

ISBN13: 9781474449229
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

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Over his long and illustrious career, Knud Haakonssen has explored the role of natural law in formulating doctrines of obligation and rights in accordance with the interests of early modern polities and churches. The essays collected in this volume range across this exciting and contested field. These 13 new essays acknowledge Haakonssen's immense academic achievement and give us new insights into the cultural and political role of law and rights in a variety of historical contexts and circumstances.

Part I: Rights, Religion and Morality:
1. Calvinists, Arminians, Socinians: Popular sovereignty and natural rights in early modern political thought, James Moore
2. Truth and Toleration in the Early Modern Period, Maria Rosa Antognazza
3. The History of the History of Ethics and Emblematic Passages, Aaron Garrett
4. Natural law and natural rights in early enlightenment Copenhagen , Mads Jensen
Part II: Natural Law and the Philosophers:
5. Natural Equality and Natural Law in Locke's Two Treatises, Kari Saastamoinen
6. Dignity and Equality in Pufendorf's Natural Law Theory, Simone Zurbuchen
7. Theory and Practice in the Natural Law of Christian Thomasius, Ian Hunter
8. The 'iura connata' in the Natural Law of Christian Wolff, Frank Grunert
9. Hume's peculiar definition of justice, James A. Harris
Part III: Rights and Reform:
10. Economizing Natural Law: Pufendorf on Moral Quantities and Sumptuary Legislation, Michael Seidler
11. The Legacy of Smith's Jurisprudence in Late-Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh, John W. Cairns
12. Declaring Rights: Bentham and the Rights of Man, David Lieberman
13. Rights After the Revolutions, Richard Whatmore