Books Category: Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics

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Origin of the Distinction of Ranks The

The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks By John Millar
Edited and with an Introduction by Aaron Garrett

Natural Law and E...

The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks is one of the major products of the Scottish Enlightenment and a masterpiece of jurisprudence and social theory. Drawing on Adam Smith’s four-stages theory of history and the natural law’s traditional division of domestic duties into those toward servants, children, and women, Millar provides a rich historical analysis of the ways in which progressive economic change transforms the nature of authority.

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria with A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria, with A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy By Francis Hutcheson
Edited and with an Introduction by Luigi Turco

Natural Law and E...

In this new, dual-language edition, Hutcheson’s Latin Philosophiae Moralis Institutio Compendiaria is presented on facing pages with its English translation, A Short Introduction to Moral Philosophy, together with all the relevant alterations of the 1745 edition relating to the 1742 edition of the Institutio, including all the omissions and additions by the translator in the Short Introduction.

Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel Luke  Compel Them to Come in That My House May Be Full A

A Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel, Luke 14:23, “Compel Them to Come In, That My House May Be Full” By Pierre Bayle
Edited and with an Introduction by John Kilcullen and Chandran Kukathas

Natural Law and E...

Philosophical Commentary deals with church and state, religious toleration, legal enforcement of religious practices, and religiously motivated violence.

Present State of Germany The

The Present State of Germany By Samuel Pufendorf
Translated by Edmund Bohun (1696)
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael J. Seidler

Natural Law and E...

Samuel Pufendorf’s The Present State of Germany was first published in 1667 (under the pseudonym Severinus de Monzambano) and immediately became one of the most notorious works in Europe for the next half century. Its trenchant critique of previous theories of the Holy Roman Empire elicited both attacks and defenses, and it also anticipated many elements in Pufendorf’s subsequent writings on natural law, history, and religion.

Principles of Equity

Principles of Equity By Henry Home, Lord Kames
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Lobban

Natural Law and E...

Henry Home, Lord Kames, was the complete “Enlightenment man,” concerned with the full spectrum of human knowledge and its social use. However, as a lawyer and, after 1752, as a judge on the Court of Session in Edinburgh, he made many of his most distinctive contributions through his works on the nature of law and legal development.

Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy The

The Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy By George Turnbull
Edited and with an Introduction by Alexander Broadie

Natural Law and E...

The Principles of Moral and Christian Philosophy presents the first masterpiece of Scottish Common Sense philosophy. This two-volume treatise is important for its wide range of insights about the nature of the human mind, the foundations of morals, and the relationship between morality and religion.

Principles of Natural and Politic Law The

The Principles of Natural and Politic Law By Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui
Translated by Thomas Nugent (1763)
Edited and with an Introduction by Petter Korkman

Natural Law and E...

Born in 1694, Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui helped transform the modern tradition of natural law and convey it to new generations.

Rights of War and Peace The

The Rights of War and Peace By Hugo Grotius
Edited and with an Introduction by Richard Tuck

Natural Law and E...

Since the nineteenth century, Hugo Grotius’s Rights of War and Peace has been the classic work in modern international law, laying the foundation for a universal code of law.

Selections from Three Works

Selections from Three Works: A Treatise on Laws and God the Lawgiver A Defence of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith A Work on the Three Theological Virtues: Faith, Hope, and Charity By Francisco Suárez
Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pink

Natural Law and E...

Francisco Suárez (1548–1617) was the greatest metaphysician and moral theorist of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century scholasticism. Suárez is of particular importance as a theorist of natural law and of rights, for his work combines expertise in moral theory with a mastery of civil and ecclesiastical jurisprudence and a sophisticated theory of the human person.

Sketches of the History of Man

Sketches of the History of Man By Henry Home, Lord Kames
Edited and with an Introduction by James A. Harris

Natural Law and E...

Divided into three books, Kames’s Sketches of the History of Man draws together the concerns of many of his earlier works. The first book considers man in the private sphere, while the second explores man in the public sphere. The final book is an account of progress in the sciences of logic, morals, and theology. Throughout the entire work, Kames expounds on his fundamental hypothesis that, at the beginning of the history of the human race, savagery was ubiquitous and that the human story is one of an emergence out of barbarism and toward maturity.

Treatise of the Laws of Nature A

A Treatise of the Laws of Nature By Richard Cumberland
Translated, with Introduction and Appendix, by John Maxwell (1727)
Edited and with a Foreword by Jon Parkin

Natural Law and E...

A Treatise of the Laws of Nature, originally titled De Legibus Naturae, first appeared in 1672 as a theoretical response to a range of issues that came together during the late 1660s. It conveyed a conviction that science might offer a more effective means of demonstrating both the contents and the obligatory force of the law of nature.

Truth of the Christian Religion with Jean Le Clercs Notes and Additions The

The Truth of the Christian Religion with Jean Le Clerc's Notes and Additions By Hugo Grotius
Translated by John Clarke (1743)
Edited and with an Introduction by Maria Rosa Antognazza

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Grotius’s The Truth of the Christian Religion was first published in Leiden in 1627 in Latin. Written in plain and direct language for his countrymen, this short work aimed to show those who would encounter pagans, Muslims, and Jews that the Christian religion was the true revealed religion. In addition to “fortifying” the beliefs of his fellow Christians, the treatise intended to convince non-Christians of “the reasonableness of believing and embracing the Christian Religion above any other.”