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Samuel Pufendorf

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/9780198240945.003.0002

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Samuel Pufendorf

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This chapter focuses on Samuel Pufendorf, who was, in the latter stages of the 17th century, the best known and, by and large, the most respected, writer on natural law, not least because he was recognized as an authoritative interpreter and defender of Grotius. It considers Leibniz's main criticism against Pufendorf, which helps to reveal an important and influential feature of Pufendorf's account of natural law.

Keywords: Leibniz; moral science; law of nature; natural states; property

Chapter.  31376 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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