Samuel Pufendorf’s The Whole Duty of Man, According to the Law of Nature suggested a purely conventional basis for natural law. Rejecting scholasticism’s metaphysical theories, Pufendorf found the source of natural law in humanity’s need to cultivate sociability.
Samuel Pufendorf (1632–1694) taught natural law and was court historian in both Germany and Sweden.
Ian Hunter is Australian Professorial Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland.
David Saunders is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Arts at Griffith University.Please note: This title is available as an ebook for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.