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The natural history of property : natural law theories from Grotius to Hume

Buckle, Stephen


This essay examines the development of the major themes in the natural law account of property, and of the conceptions of social life and moral action on which they rely, from Hugo Grotius to David Hume. In the opening two chapters, the two main variants of modern n a tu ra l law theory, those of Grotius and Pufendorf, are explained in some detail. Their understanding of natural law, as a science of morals grounded in human nature, is spelled out, and it is shown how this results in an...[Show more]

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Date published: 1987
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d650e02d4afb


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