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Philosophy, Rights and Natural Law: Essays in Honour of Knud Haakonssen

Ian Hunter and Richard Whatmore


Honouring the work of Knud Haakonssen, this book consists of a series of studies that investigate the place of early modern natural law in the history of political thought. These studies follow Haakonssen’s lead in treating natural law as central to the formulation of doctrines of obligations and rights in accordance with the interests of early modern polities and churches. In doing so, they approach natural law less as a unified doctrine and much more as a field of cross-cutting idioms in which competing political and juridical programs were prosecuted for a variety of purposes. The studies t ... More

Keywords: Natural law, Rights, Philosophy, Politics, Church, State

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474449229
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449229.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Hunter, editor
University of Queensland

Richard Whatmore, editor
University of St Andrews

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