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Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume

Buckle, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0198242395 / ISBN 13: 9780198242390
Published by Oxford University Press, 1991
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Title: Natural Law and the Theory of Property: ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition:Good

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In this book, Buckle provides a historical perspective on the political philosophies of Locke and Hume, arguing that there are continuities in the development of seventeenth and eighteenth-century political theory which have often gone unrecognized. He begins with a detailed exposition of Grotius's and Pufendorf's modern natural law theory, focussing on their accounts of the nature of natural law, human sociability, the development of forms of property, and the question of slavery. He then shows that Locke's political theory takes up and develops these basic themes of natural law. The author argues further that, rather than being a departure from this tradition, the moral sense theory of Hutcheson and Hume represents a not entirely successful attempt to underpin the natural law theory with an adequate moral psychology.

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Stephen Buckle is at University of Sydney.

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