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The two levels of natural law thinking

Mautner, Thomas; Olivecrona, Karl


Central parts of the natural law theories of Grotius and Pufendorf assume that persons by nature have individual realms of their own (suum), violations of which constitute a wrong. This is the basis for their accounts of promises, ownership and reactions against wrongs. These accounts are significantly independent of any assumption that a superior being imposes obligations: rather, the individuals themselves create obligations by their own acts of will. The translator's introducton draws...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Jurisprudence: an international journal of legal and political thought
DOI: 10.5235/204033210793524212


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