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Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty

Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty By Hugo Grotius
Edited and with an Introduction by Martine Julia van Ittersum

Natural Law and E...

This Liberty Fund edition of Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty is based on the one prepared by Gwladys L. Williams and Walter H. Zeydel for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It combines the original text and new material.

Constitution of England The

The Constitution of England By Jean Louis De Lolme
Edited and with an Introduction by David Lieberman

Natural Law and E...

In the vein of Charles Louis Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws (1748) and William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765–1769), De Lolme’s account of the English system of government exercised an extensive influence on political debate in Britain, on constitutional design in the United States during the Founding era, and on the growth of liberal political thought throughout the nineteenth century.

Divine Feudal Law Or Covenants with Mankind Represented The

The Divine Feudal Law: Or, Covenants with Mankind, Represented By Samuel Pufendorf
Translated by Theophilus Dorrington (1703)
Edited and with an Introduction by Simone Zurbuchen

Natural Law and E...

The Divine Feudal Law sets forth Pufendorf’s basis for the reunion of the Lutheran and Calvinist confessions. This attempt to seek a “conciliation” between the confessions complements the concept of toleration discussed in Of the Nature and Qualification of Religion in Reference to Civil Society.

Education for Life

Education for Life: Correspondence and Writings on Religion and Practical Philosophy By George Turnbull
Edited and with an Introduction by M. A. Stewart and Paul Wood
Texts translated from the Latin by Michael Silverthorne

Natural Law and E...

George Turnbull belongs with a group of early Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, including Francis Hutcheson, who found their native Calvinism too repressive. They sought to relocate religion within a context of reason and science and to establish a tolerant and humane ethic upon values rooted in classical ideals.

Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature An

An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature By Nathaniel Culverwell
Edited by Robert A. Greene and Hugh MacCallum
Foreword by Robert A. Greene

Natural Law and E...

An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature is a concerted effort at intellectual mediation in the deep religious dispute of the English civil war in the seventeenth century. On one side was the antinomian assertion of extreme Calvinists that the elect were redeemed by God’s free grace and thereby free from ordinary moral obligations. Opposite to that was the Arminian rejection of predestination and assertion that Christ died for all, not just for the elect.

Elements of Criticism

Elements of Criticism By Henry Home, Lord Kames
Edited and with an Introduction by Peter Jones

Natural Law and E...

Elements of Criticism is Kames’s most influential work. When it first appeared, in 1762, it was the most comprehensive philosophical work on “criticism” in English, and it was published in five editions during Kames’s lifetime and another forty editions over the next century. In America, Elements of Criticism served as a standard text for college students of English.

Elements of Moral Philosophy with A Brief Account of the Nature Progress and Origin of Philosophy The

The Elements of Moral Philosophy, with A Brief Account of the Nature, Progress, and Origin of Philosophy By David Fordyce
Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas D. Kennedy

Natural Law and E...

Though little known today, David Fordyce was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and closely associated with liberal Dissenters in England. His Elements of Moral Philosophy was a notable contribution to the curriculum in moral philosophy and one of the most widely circulated texts in moral philosophy in the second half of the eighteenth century.

Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections with Illustrations on the Moral Sense An

An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense By Francis Hutcheson
Edited and with an Introduction by Aaron Garrett

Natural Law and E...

In An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections, with Illustrations on the Moral Sense, Francis Hutcheson answers the criticism that had been leveled against his first book, Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1725). Together the two works constitute the great innovation in philosophy for which Hutcheson is most well known.

Essays on Church State and Politics

Essays on Church, State, and Politics By Christian Thomasius
Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Ian Hunter, Thomas Ahnert, and Frank Grunert

Natural Law and E...

The works found in Essays on Church, State, and Politics, which originated as disputations, theses, and pamphlets, were direct interventions in the unresolved issue of the political role of religion in Brandenburg-Prussia, a state in which a Calvinist dynasty ruled over a largely Lutheran population and nobility as well as a significant Catholic minority.

Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion

Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion By Henry Home, Lord Kames
Edited and with an Introduction by Mary Catherine Moran

Natural Law and E...

The Essays is commonly considered Kames’s most important philosophical work. In the first part, he sets forth the principles and foundations of morality and justice, attacking Hume’s moral skepticism and addressing the controversial issue of the freedom of human will. In the second part, Kames focuses on questions of metaphysics and epistemology to offer a natural theology in which the authority of the external senses is an important basis for belief in the Deity.

Free Sea The

The Free Sea By Hugo Grotius
Translated by Richard Hakluyt
Edited and with an Introduction by David Armitage

Natural Law and E...

Liberty Fund’s edition of The Free Sea is the only translation of Grotius’s masterpiece undertaken in his own lifetime, left in manuscript by the English historian, Richard Hakluyt (1552–1616). It also contains William Welwod’s critique of Grotius (reprinted for the first time since the seventeenth century) and Grotius’s reply to Welwod. These documents provide an indispensable introduction to modern ideas of sovereignty and property as they emerged from the early-modern tradition of natural law.

Historical View of the English Government An

An Historical View of the English Government By John Millar
Edited by Mark Salber Phillips and Dale R. Smith, with an Introduction by Mark Salber Phillips

Natural Law and E...

An Historical View of the English Government traces the development of the “great outlines of the English constitution”—the history of institutions of English liberty from Saxon antiquity to the revolution settlement of 1689. Millar demonstrates serious concern for the maintenance of liberties achieved through revolution and maintains that the manners of a commercial nation, while particularly suited to personal and political liberty, are not such as to secure liberty forever.