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Natural law and moral philosophy

from Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment

by Knud Haakonssen

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York, NY, USA .
Written in English

  • Natural law -- History.,
  • Philosophy, Scottish -- 18th century.,
  • Enlightenment -- Sources.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-372) and index.

    StatementKnud Haakonssen.
    LC ClassificationsK455 .H33 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 386 p. ;
    Number of Pages386
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1277927M
    ISBN 100521496861, 0521498023
    LC Control Number95009657

    The approach taken in this text, while specific to the AQA philosophy and OCR religious programs, would work quite well with lower level/introductory ethics students, who have no background in philosophy. However, the book covers only 4 major ethical theories: utilitarianism, deontology, virtue theory and natural law theory. So, it misses /5(4). Get this from a library! Natural law and moral philosophy: from Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment. [Knud Haakonssen] -- "This major contribution to the history of philosophy provides the most comprehensive guide to modern natural law theory available, sets out the full background to liberal ideas of rights and.

      Buy a cheap copy of Natural Law: The Scientific Ways of book by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. One of the central problems in the history of moral and political philosophy since antiquity has been to explain how human society and . NATURAL LAW. Natural Law is a long-standing and widely influential theory in ethics and legal philosophy. Because of its long and varied history, and the diversity of definitions of the term "natural," it is somewhat difficult to summarize exactly what makes a position or methodology one of natural law — at least in such a way as to neatly include all the positions and methodologies .

    The Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy. Vol. 2: Christian Philosophy (George Turnbull) The Principles of Natural and Politic Law (Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui) The Rights of War and Peace ( ed.) 3 vols (Hugo Grotius) The Rights of War and Peace ( ed.) vol. 1 .   By the 20 th century, according to professor Steven Forde in American Political Science Review, Grotius’ “reputation suffered a severe decline due to the rise of positivism in international law and the disfavor of natural law thinking in moral philosophy.” Positivist thinkers insisted that whatever government does is okay as long as it.

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Germain Grisez has been a leading voice in moral philosophy and theology since the Second Vatican Council. In this book, such major thinkers as John Finnis, Ralph McInerny, and William E. May consider issues in ethics, metaphysics, and politics that have been central to Grisez's work.Moral law is natural because it’s known by reason — not written in stone or on paper, like the Commandments or the Bible.

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