1800 (New Haven, 1995); James Tully, Strange Multiplicity: Constitutionalism in an Age of Diversity (Cambridge, 1995), 58-98; Richard Tuck, Sorry Comforters: Political Theory and the International Order from Grotius
to Kant (Oxford, forthcoming); David Armitage (ed.
In this light, Liberty and Nature would be best appreciated, not as a substitute for the arguments of Grotius
, Pufendorf, Locke, and Hume, but rather as a useful supplement to them, offering yet another reason for valuing liberty: "It is better to be happy as a result of one's own exertions than by the gift of fortune.
On the one hand, he accepts with Grotius
the notion "that morality (natural law) creates 'obligations' whose binding force cannot be reduced to reasons or 'counsels' of any kind.
Nellen presents a biography of the most famous scholar of the Netherlands, Hugo Grotius
, who laid the foundations of maritime law and made essential contributions to such disciplines as the law of nature and the law of war, but is most famous for escaping prison and fleeing to Sweden.
Among his achievements are his commentaries and revisions of the natural law theories of Thomas Hobbes and Hugo Grotius
The present volume is the result of a research project carried out at the Grotius
Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University, The Netherlands).
Working from Plato to Hobbes, and through lesser-known contributors such as the Stoics, the Christian Fathers, the medieval nominalists, and Hugo Grotius
, this chapter sets the stage for Zagorin's contention that Hobbes was an innovator who could be seen as the father of modern political theory.
It was in justifying this seizure as legal that a young Hugo Grotius
made his name as one of the founders of the concept of international law.
There is no question that the epigram was one of the central genres in Neo-Latin literature, attracting such poetic luminaries as Jacopo Sannazaro, Michele Marullo, Giovanni Pontano, Angelo Poliziano, Conrad Celtis, Thomas More, Ulrich van Hutten, George Buchanan, and Hugo Grotius
That humanity collectively owns the earth was a predominant idea in the political philosophy of the seventeenth century: Grotius
, Locke, and others debated how to capture this status and the conditions under which parts of the Global Common can be privatized.
That made sense, and even the famous Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius
wrote an international law paper defending Dutch raids on Portuguese shipping as enemies of the state.
In order to cast light on the intellectual origins of a generalized conception of liability for wrongdoing, Sampson focuses on the writing of Hugo Grotius
(1578-1645), principally on natural law, but also on Dutch law, as an early and influential proponent of such a model of delict.
Theorising from the Global Standpoint: Kant and Grotius
on Original Common Possession of the Earth, JAKOB HUBER
Instrumental reason--the narrow sort used in courts to justify any position whatever--was not invented by Grotius
, but he was among the first to show how it could be used to advance the national secular interest (as opposed to the interests of princes and the church).
As I wrote last Sunday, the Philippine claim was begun by President Ferdinand Marcos when the Philippine delegation to the law of the sea conferences was able to convince the much more numerous 'coastal' states to agree to 1) the complicated 'archipelagic principles' in computing the baselines from which to measure the territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelves of 'mid-ocean' states, and 2) the much longer boundaries of these zones compared with the traditional 3-mile limit spelled out long ago by Hugo Grotius
, the father of international law.