Time, right and the justice of war and peace in Hugo Grotius’s political thought

  title={Time, right and the justice of war and peace in Hugo Grotius’s political thought},
  author={H. Li},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={536 - 552}
  • H. Li
  • Published 2019
  • Political Science
  • History of European Ideas
ABSTRACT The juridical force of time forms a critical, but hitherto unexplored part of Hugo Grotius’s discourse on the justice of war and peace. Grotius defines war as a span of time in which disputed rights and armed conflicts between states are examined in reference to temporal coordinates. This method allows him to adjust otherwise static laws to meet the demands of times and spaces in an increasingly expanded world. In doing so, Grotius is also able to reconcile multiple layers of laws in a… Expand


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