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Hugo Grotius

Stephen Buckle

in Natural Law and the Theory of Property

Published in print September 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240945
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680304 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240945.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Hugo Grotius

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This chapter traces the development of the theory of property in the natural law theories stemming from Grotius. It shows that the theories of property to be considered are evolutionary theories in an important respect. They are, in fact, characteristically part of a wider conception of the evolution of human society.

Keywords: Hume; Grotius; natural law; history; theory of property

Chapter.  23450 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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