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Natural Rights Theories: Their Origin and Development
     

Natural Rights Theories: Their Origin and Development

by Richard Tuck
 
Shows how political argument regarding rights and natural rights began in medieval Europe and how the theory of natural rights was developed in the 17th century. Examines the importance of Jean Gerson and Hugo Grotius to the formation and development of the theories and ideas of Selden, Hobbes, and Locke.

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Shows how political argument regarding rights and natural rights began in medieval Europe and how the theory of natural rights was developed in the 17th century. Examines the importance of Jean Gerson and Hugo Grotius to the formation and development of the theories and ideas of Selden, Hobbes, and Locke.

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' ... Dr Tuck has provided philosophers with a mine of historical material with which they can enrich their discussions not only of Hobbes and Locke (say) but also of contemporary philosophers such as Nozick. He has also provided historians with an example of a history of ideas which is firmly rooted in documentary evidence.' R. S. Downie, The Times Higher Education Supplement

'In historical range and intellectual suppleness, this is an enormously gifted book.' John Dunn, The London Review of Books

'A book which gives important new information and at the same time stimulates philosophical reflections is clearly a valuable contribution to intellectual history.' D. D. Raphael, The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521225120
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/06/1979
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x (d)

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