The Idea of Natural Rights

Studies on Natural Rights, Natural Law, and Church Law, 1150-1625


Author: Brian Tierney

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802848543

Category: Law

Page: 380

View: 3313

This series, originally published by Scholars Press and now available from Eerdmans, is intended to foster exploration of the religious dimensions of law, the legal dimensions of religion, and the interaction of legal and religious ideas, institutions, and methods. Written by leading scholars of law, political science, and related fields, these volumes will help meet the growing demand for literature in the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of law and religion.

"Ins Wasser geworfen und Ozeane durchquert"

Festschrift für Knut Wolfgang Nörr


Author: Mario Ascheri,Knut Wolfgang Nörr

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412178017

Category: Canon law

Page: 1112

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das herrscherliche Gestaltungsrecht "ex plenitudine potestatis" in der Frühen Neuzeit


Author: Holger Erwin

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412203146

Category: Papacy

Page: 333

View: 2743

Studia monastica


Author: Reinhardt Butz,Jörg Oberste

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825878641

Category: Monastic and religious life

Page: 353

View: 4395

William of Ockham's Early Theory of Property Rights in Context


Author: Jonathan William Robinson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004245731

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 7809

This book analyzes William of Ockham's early theory of property rights alongside those of his fellow dissident Franciscans, paying careful attention to each friar's use of Roman and civil law, which provided the conceptual building blocks of the poverty controversy.

Rousseau and Hobbes

Nature, Free Will, and the Passions


Author: Robin Douglass

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191038032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 4916

Robin Douglass presents the first comprehensive study of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's engagement with Thomas Hobbes. He reconstructs the intellectual context of this engagement to reveal the deeply polemical character of Rousseau's critique of Hobbes and to show how Rousseau sought to expose that much modern natural law and doux commerce theory was, despite its protestations to the contrary, indebted to a Hobbesian account of human nature and the origins of society. Throughout the book Douglass explores the reasons why Rousseau both followed and departed from Hobbes in different places, while resisting the temptation to present him as either a straightforwardly Hobbesian or anti-Hobbesian thinker. On the one hand, Douglass reveals the extent to which Rousseau was occupied with problems of a fundamentally Hobbesian nature and the importance, to both thinkers, of appealing to the citizens' passions in order to secure political unity. On the other hand, Douglass argues that certain ideas at the heart of Rousseau's philosophy—free will and the natural goodness of man—were set out to distance him from positions associated with Hobbes. Douglass advances an original interpretation of Rousseau's political philosophy, emerging from this encounter with Hobbesian ideas, which focuses on the interrelated themes of nature, free will, and the passions. Douglass distances his interpretation from those who have read Rousseau as a proto-Kantian and instead argues that his vision of a well-ordered republic was based on cultivating man's naturally good passions to render the life of the virtuous citizen in accordance with nature.

Heinrich VII. (1308-1313)

Kaiseridee im Spannungsfeld von staufischer Universalherrschaft und frühneuzeitlicher Partikularautonomie


Author: Malte Heidemann

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history, Medieval

Page: 423

View: 1980

The Politics of Human Rights


Author: Andrew Vincent

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 1146

The Politics of Human Rights provides a systematic introductory overview of the nature and development of human rights. At the same time it offers an engaging argument about human rights and their relationship with politics. The author argues that human rights have only a slight relation to natural rights and they are historically novel: In large part they are a post-1945 reaction to genocide which is, in turn, linked directly to the lethal potentialities of the nation-state. He suggests that an understanding of human rights should nonetheless focus primarily on politics and that there are no universally agreed moral or religious standards to uphold them, they exist rather in the context of social recognition within a political association. A consequence of this is that the 1948 Universal Declaration is a political, not a legal or moral, document. Vincent goes on to show that human rights are essentially reliant upon the self-limitation capacity of the civil state. With the development of this state, certain standards of civil behavior have become, for a sector of humanity, slowly and painfully more customary. He shows that these standards of civility have extended to a broader society of states. At their best human rights are an ideal civil state vocabulary. The author explains that we comprehend both our own humanity and human rights through our recognition relations with other humans, principally via citizenship of a civil state. Vincent concludes that the paradox of human rights is that they are upheld, to a degree, by the civil state, but the point of such rights is to protect against another dimension of this same tradition (the nation-state). Human rights are essentially part of a struggle at the core of the state tradition.

The Elgar Companion to the Economics of Property Rights


Author: Enrico Colombatto

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 5296

'In 22 well-written chapters, this volume illuminates the major accomplishments of the economics of property rights. While they differ in the scope and extent of their coverage, contributions to this book are focused, carefully researched, well argued, and quite readable. In my judgment, the book takes us to the frontier of the growing stock of knowledge on the origins and consequences of alternative property rights.' - from the foreword by Steve Pejovich Economics is a matter of choice and growth, of interaction and exchange among individuals. Because property rights define the rules of these interactions and the objects of exchange, it is vital to fully understand the institutions and implications of the various property-rights regimes. with over 20 original and specially commissioned chapters, this book takes the reader from the historical and moral foundations of the discipline to the frontiers of scholarly research in the field.

First Things

A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion and sociology

Page: N.A

View: 706