Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

by Stephen Buckle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198240945

ISBN-13: 9780198240945

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In this book, 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, focussing on their…  See more details below

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In this book, 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, focussing 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. The author argues further that, rather than being a departure from this tradition, the moral sense theory of Hutcheson and Hume represents a not entirely successful attempt to underpin the natural law theory with an adequate moral psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198240945
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

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

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