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Author Haakonssen, Knud, 1947-

Title Natural law and moral philosophy : from Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment / Knud Haakonssen
Published New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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Description x, 386 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: the Scottish Enlightenment in the history of ideas -- 1. Natural law in the seventeenth century -- 2. Natural law and moral realism: The civic humanist synthesis in Francis Hutcheson and George Turnbull -- 3. Between superstition and enthusiasm: David Hume's theory of justice, government, and politics -- 4. Adam Smith out of context: His theory of rights in Prussian perspective -- 5. John Millar and the science of a legislator -- 6. Thomas Reid's moral and political philosophy -- 7. Dugald Stewart and the science of a legislator -- 8. The science of a legislator in James Mackintosh's moral philosophy --9. James Mill and Scottish moral philosophy -- 10. From natural law to the rights of man: A European perspective on American debates
Analysis Natural law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Enlightenment -- History -- Sources.
Ethics -- Scotland -- History.
Natural law -- History.
Philosophy, Scottish -- 18th century.
LC no. 95009657
ISBN 0521496861
0521498023 (paperback)