Foundations of Natural Right

Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte,Frederick Neuhouser,Michael Baur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521575911

Category: Philosophy

Page: 338

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A complete translation into English of Fichte's most important work of political philosophy.

Rights, Bodies and Recognition

New Essays on Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right

Author: Daniel Breazeale,Tom Rockmore

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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The essays in this volume focus on Fichte's contributions in political theory as set out in his 'Foundations of Natural Right', examining such issues as Fichte's role as a social contract theorist, his theory of gender relations, and his theories on punishment and criminal law.

Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right

A Critical Guide

Author: Gabriel Gottlieb

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316776654

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Fichte's Foundations of Natural Right (1796/97) was one of the most influential books in nineteenth-century philosophy. It was read carefully by Schelling, Hegel, and Marx, and initiated a tradition in German philosophy that considers human subjectivity to be relational and intersubjective, thus requiring relations of recognition between subjects. The essays in this volume highlight this little-understood book's most important ideas and innovations. They offer discussions of Fichte's conception of freedom, self-consciousness, coercion, the summons, the body, and human rights, together with new analyses of his deduction of right, his views on the social contract, and his arguments for the separation of right from morality. The essays expand and deepen ongoing debates in the scholarship and chart new avenues of thought about Fichte's most enduring work of political philosophy. They will be essential reading for students and scholars of German Idealism, nineteenth-century philosophy, and the history of political thought.

The Foundations of Natural Morality

On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

Author: S. Adam Seagrave

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022612357X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Recent years have seen a renaissance of interest in the relationship between natural law and natural rights. During this time, the concept of natural rights has served as a conceptual lightning rod, either strengthening or severing the bond between traditional natural law and contemporary human rights. Does the concept of natural rights have the natural law as its foundation or are the two ideas, as Leo Strauss argued, profoundly incompatible? With The Foundations of Natural Morality, S. Adam Seagrave addresses this controversy, offering an entirely new account of natural morality that compellingly unites the concepts of natural law and natural rights. Seagrave agrees with Strauss that the idea of natural rights is distinctly modern and does not derive from traditional natural law. Despite their historical distinctness, however, he argues that the two ideas are profoundly compatible and that the thought of John Locke and Thomas Aquinas provides the key to reconciling the two sides of this long-standing debate. In doing so, he lays out a coherent concept of natural morality that brings together thinkers from Plato and Aristotle to Hobbes and Locke, revealing the insights contained within these disparate accounts as well as their incompleteness when considered in isolation. Finally, he turns to an examination of contemporary issues, including health care, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty, showing how this new account of morality can open up a more fruitful debate.

Natural Moral Law in Contemporary Society

Author: Holger Zaborowski

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813217865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

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The essays of this volume examine natural moral law, different natural law theories, and the role that natural law can and should play in our contemporary society

Roman Law in the State of Nature

Author: Benjamin Straumann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107092906

Category: History

Page: 283

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Offers a new interpretation of the foundations of Hugo Grotius' highly influential doctrine of natural law and natural rights.

A Natural Right to Die

Twenty-three Centuries of Debate

Author: Raymond Whiting

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314742

Category: Law

Page: 222

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Demonstrates how U.S. attitudes and practices concerning euthanasia have been influenced by the historical development of rights within the western world.

The Tradition of Natural Law

A Philosopher's Reflections

Author: Yves René Marie Simon,Vukan Kuic

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823206414

Category: Law

Page: 194

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The tradition of natural law is one of the foundations of Western civilization. At its heart is the conviction that there is an objective and universal justice which transcends humanity's particular expressions of justice. It asserts that there are certain ways of behaving which are appropriate to humanity simply by virtue of the fact that we are all human beings. Recent political debates indicate that it is not a tradition that has gone unchallenged: in fact, the opposition is as old asthe tradition itself. By distinguishing between philosophy and ideology, by recalling the historical adventures of natural law, and by reviewing the theoretical problems involved in the doctrine, Simon clarifies much of the confusion surrounding this perennial debate. He tackles the questions raised by the application of natural law with skill and honesty as he faces the difficulties of the subject. Simon warns against undue optimism in a revival of interest in natural law and insists that the study of natural law and insists that the study of natural law beings with the analysis of "the law of the land." He writes not as a polemicist but as a philosopher, and he writes of natural law with the same force, conciseness, lucidity and simplicity which have distinguished all his other works.