NATURAL RIGHT AND CIVIL COMMUNITY: THE CIVIL PHILOSOPHY OF HUGO GROTIUS

@article{Brett2002NATURALRA,
  title={NATURAL RIGHT AND CIVIL COMMUNITY: THE CIVIL PHILOSOPHY OF HUGO GROTIUS},
  author={Annabel S. Brett},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={45},
  pages={31 - 51}
}
  • A. Brett
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • History, Law
  • The Historical Journal
Hugo Grotius has always been viewed as a theorist of either international or natural law. However, these designations obscure the civic focus of his work, from his early republican treatises through to De iure belli ac pacis. From sixteenth-century humanist and legal-humanist Aristotelianism, Grotius constructed a framework of natural right which enabled him on the one hand to locate the origins of the civil community in natural man's juridical capabilities, but on the other to give this ‘city… 

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