Cambridge Companion to Pufendorf - Knud Haakonssen

Cambridge Companion to Pufendorf

Knud Haakonssen (Redaktør) ; Ian Hunter (Redaktør)

In the same intellectual league as Grotius, Hobbes and Locke, but today less well known, Samuel Pufendorf was an early modern master of political, juridical, historical and theological thought. Trained in an erudite humanism, he brought his copious command of ancient and modern literature to bear on precisely honed arguments designed to engage directly with contemporary political and religious problems. Les mer
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In the same intellectual league as Grotius, Hobbes and Locke, but today less well known, Samuel Pufendorf was an early modern master of political, juridical, historical and theological thought. Trained in an erudite humanism, he brought his copious command of ancient and modern literature to bear on precisely honed arguments designed to engage directly with contemporary political and religious problems. Through his fundamental reconstruction of the discipline of natural law, Pufendorf offered a new rationale for the sovereign territorial state, providing it with non-religious foundations in order to fit it for governance of multi-religious societies and to protect his own Protestant faith. He also drew on his humanist learning to write important political histories, a significant lay theology, and vivid polemics against his many opponents. This volume makes the full scope of his thought and writing accessible to English readers for the first time.
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ISBN: 9781108460149
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«'This exciting volume brings leading scholars together to offer an authoritative view of one of the most important figures in early modern European thought. Haakonssen and Hunter's expert curation allows us to appreciate Pufendorf's cosmopolitan enterprise at the cutting edge of European intellectual culture, bridging disciplines, institutions and countries in a way that is reflected by the contributors themselves.' Annabel Brett, Professor of Political Thought and History, University of Cambridge»

«'Samuel Pufendorf's fame has lagged behind other pivotal early modern natural law theorists, but this pioneering collection confirms he was fully in their league and demands the attention that he has begun to acquire in our understanding of discourses of duties, rights, sovereignty, and international order. This volume is precious for the specialist and student of political thought alike.' Samuel Moyn, Yale University»

Preface; System of references and abbreviations; 1. Introduction: life, work and historical context Ian Hunter; 2. Politics and the constitution of the Empire Joachim Whaley; 3. Pufendorf's composite method Michael Seidler; 4. The metaphysics of moral entities; 5. Human nature, the state of nature and natural law Ian Hunter; 6. Pacts, language and property Pärtel Piirimäe; 7. Family and marriage Simone Zurbuchen; 8. Pacts, sovereignty and forms of government Ian Hunter and Knud Haakonssen; 9. The civil order: law, punishment, and social value Knud Haakonssen; 10. The law of nations Mads Langballe Jensen; 11. Polemics and controversies: regarding the Eris Scandica Fiammetta Palladini; 12. State, church, toleration, reconciliation Walter Sparn; 13. Political histories Sebastian Olden-Jørgensen; 14. Receptions, contestations and confusions Knud Haakonssen; Bibliography.
Knud Haakonssen has studied the diaspora of modern natural law, its adaptation as moral philosophy and its academic institutionalization in various European contexts. His publications include Natural Law and Moral Philosophy (1996), 'German natural law', in The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought (2006), and 'Holberg's Law of Nature and Nations', in Ludvig Holberg (1684–1754) (co-ed., 2017). He is also editor of Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics (2007), A System of Moral Philosophy by Francis Hutcheson (forthcoming), and a new edition of the eighteenth-century translation of Pufendorf's The Law of Nature and Nations (forthcoming). Ian Hunter is well known as an exponent and defender of contextualist intellectual history. He has intervened decisively in debates over the history of natural law (Rival Enlightenments, 2001), secularization ('Secularization: The birth of a modern combat concept', Modern Intellectual History, 12, 1, 2015), historiography ('The contest over context in intellectual history', History and Theory, 2019) and the role of 'theory' in the modern humanities ('The history of theory', Critical Inquiry, 33, 1, 2006).