Hugo Grotius on Ethics and War

@article{Forde1998HugoGO,
  title={Hugo Grotius on Ethics and War},
  author={Steven Forde},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1998},
  volume={92},
  pages={639 - 648}
}
  • S. Forde
  • Published 1 September 1998
  • Law, Philosophy
  • American Political Science Review
Interest in the thought of Hugo Grotius on international law and ethics is justified inasmuch as he attempted to define a theoretical position between an idealism he thought counterproductive and an amoral realism he found unacceptable. Grotius constructed a system in which the moral authority of natural law was combined with the flexibility of human law. This required him to develop a special understanding of the nature and relation of these two types of law. In giving the law of nations, as a… 

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