The Whole Duty of Man, According to the Law of Nature

By Samuel Pufendorf
Translated by Andrew Tooke et al. (1735)
Edited and with an Introduction by Ian Hunter and
Two Discourses and a Commentary by Jean Barbeyrac (translated by
David Saunders)

Natural Law and E...

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.

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December 2002 | 6 x 9 | 399 pages

Collection: Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics

Introduction, note on the translation, annotations, index.

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