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Samuel Pufendorf and Religious Intolerance in the Early Enlightenment

Thomas Ahnert

in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the German jurist and philosopher Samuel Pufendorf as a theorist of religious intolerance. Usually, Pufendorf is associated with the defence of some degree of religious ... More


Religious Commitment and Secular Reason: Pufendorf on the Separation between Religion and Politics

Simone Zurbuchen

in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter suggests that a nuanced account of early Enlightenment natural law theory may have something to offer modern debates that swing between a liberal emphasis on individual rights and a ... More


Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Jon Parkin and Timothy Stanton (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines the relationship between natural law and toleration during the Early Enlightenment. Modern discussion of tolerationist theories during this period can suggest that such ideas were ... More


Toleration as Impartiality? Civil and Ecclesiastical Toleration in Jean Barbeyrac

Petter Korkman

in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265406
eISBN:
9780191760457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Jean Barbeyrac is a seminal figure in the history of natural law doctrine and one who, as a Huguenot refugee, had much to say on the topic of toleration. For Barbeyrac, natural law offered a secular ... More


Colonialism and Natural Law

Barbara Arneil

in John Locke and America: The Defence of English Colonialism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279679
eISBN:
9780191684296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279679.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

John Locke's state of nature, and more particularly his natural man, while derived empirically from the accounts of travellers to the Americas, were created within the tradition of natural law. ... More


Some Principles of Political Economy: Pufendorf, Hutcheson, and Adam Smith  

Andrew Stewart Skinner

in A System of Social Science: Papers Relating to Adam Smith

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198233343
eISBN:
9780191678974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198233343.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and David Hume should be of continuing interest to the student of political economy, not least because they did not see themselves as economists so much as philosophers ... More


Natural Law and Noachide Precepts: Grotius, Selden, Milton, and Barbeyrac

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Grotius’s important influence on Selden as well as their mutual influence on Milton. No history of early modern religious toleration is complete without reference to Grotius’s ... More


Reason and Obligation in Suárez

Thomas Pink

in The Philosophy of Francisco Suárez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199583645
eISBN:
9780191738456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583645.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In this essay it is argued that Suárez fundamentally altered the traditional conception of obligation and laid the groundwork for the modern one. According to Suárez the obligatoriness of the moral ... More


The French Reception of Thomas Hobbes

Robin Douglass

in Rousseau and Hobbes: Nature, Free Will, and the Passions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198724964
eISBN:
9780191792441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724964.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter sets out the intellectual context for Rousseau’s engagement with Hobbes by surveying Hobbes’s French reception during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The chapter ... More


Evolution and Eclipse

Mark Totten

in First Strike: America, Terrorism, and Moral Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124484
eISBN:
9780300168648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124484.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

In Leviathan (1651), Thomas Hobbes describes his notion of an international state of nature dominated by the singular right of self-preservation. Samuel Pufendorf offered an alternative to Hobbes's ... More


The State of Nature and the Nature of Man

Robin Douglass

in Rousseau and Hobbes: Nature, Free Will, and the Passions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198724964
eISBN:
9780191792441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724964.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Rousseau’s engagement with Hobbesian ideas in the Discours sur l’inégalité, in which he sought to show that many of Hobbes’s critics were really no better than Hobbes. Against ... More


The Extension of the State

Stuart Elden

in The Birth of Territory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226202563
eISBN:
9780226041285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226041285.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter begins with a detailed discussion of some unjustly neglected thinkers of the early seventeenth century whose work was integral to thinking through the political and geographical legacy ... More


Gratitude in the History of Ideas

Edward J. Harpham

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores the philosophical and theological foundations of gratitude. It examines the place of gratitude in the history of ideas, focusing primarily on the influential writings of ... More


Scotland Moves into the Age of Enlightenment

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter considers three philosophers of the earliest years of the Scottish Enlightenment: Gershom Carmichael, George Turnbull and Francis Hutcheson. Carmichael, who is critical of many of Samuel ... More


The Concepts of Universal Monarchy and Balance of Power in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century—A Case Study

Peter Schröder

in International Law and Empire: Historical Explorations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198795575
eISBN:
9780191836893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795575.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The struggle for political influence and hegemony in early modern Europe was pursued not solely by military means, but also by a variety of theories which aimed to foster such claims. Universal ... More


Cosmopolitan Communication and the Discourse of Pietism

Nan Goodman

in The Puritan Cosmopolis: The Law of Nations and the Early American Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190642822
eISBN:
9780190642846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642822.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The chapter makes a case for cosmopolitanism in the development of Pietism, a movement of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries that put the Puritans in touch with what was called the ... More


John Wise and the Natural Law of Commerce

Jeffrey Sklansky

in Sovereign of the Market: The Money Question in Early America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226480336
eISBN:
9780226480473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226480473.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the Puritan minister John Wise, the most forceful proponent of paper money in his day. Wise first gained renown for leading the tax resistance in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and ... More


Recourse of the Nations

Donald Phillip Verene

in Vico's "New Science": A Philosophical Commentary

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700163
eISBN:
9781501701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700163.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter offers a philosophical commentary on Giambattista Vico’s confutation of the ideal eternal history in Book 5 of the New Science. In forensic oration the confutation is intended to refute ... More


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