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Grotius and the Marginalization of Cosmopolitan Duties

Glanville, Luke


This article expounds the role played by Hugo Grotius in marginalizing positive duties for the protection of vulnerable people beyond the sovereign state. In the sixteenth century, theorists writing within a range of traditions had posited solemn and demanding duties to assist and rescue vulnerable subjects of other rulers from tyranny and persecution. In the early seventeenth century, Grotius explicitly subordinated such duties to the duty to seek the preservation and advantage of one's own...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Grotiana
DOI: 10.1163/18760759-04000004


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