Roman Law in the State of Nature: The Classical Foundations of Hugo Grotius' Natural Law

  title={Roman Law in the State of Nature: The Classical Foundations of Hugo Grotius' Natural Law},
  author={Benjamin Straumann},
Introduction 1. Natural law in historical context 2. A novel doctrine of the sources of law: nature and the classics 3. Proving natural law: the influence of classical rhetoric on Grotius' method 4. Social instinct or self-preservation? 5. Justice for the state of nature: from Aristotle to the Corpus Iuris 6. Grotius' concept of the state of nature 7. Natural rights: Roman remedies in the state of nature 8. Natural rights and just wars 9. Enforcing natural law: the right to punish Epilogue… 

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