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Title The state of nature : histories of an idea / edited by Mark Somos and Anne Peters
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2022]
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Series History of European political and constitutional thought ; volume 6
History of European political and constitutional thought ; v. 6
Contents Introduction / Mark Somos and Anne Peters -- Thucydides, Hobbes, and the Melian dialogue / Benjamin Straumann -- Missing terms in English geographical thinking, 1550-1600 / Mary C. Fuller -- Do shepherds live in a state of nature? : from peculium to civilization / Francesca Iurlaro -- After Vitoria : natural law and the Spanish ideology of empire / Daniel S. Allemann -- Fleeing "Polyphemus's den" : Locke's state of nature as sanctuary / Ioannis Evrigenis -- Invisible people the state of nature in Hugo Grotius' account of global legal order / Emile Simpson -- From the state of nature to the state of economy : Pufendorf on commerce and natural law / David Singh Grewal -- The state of nature, the family and the state / Simone Zurbuchen -- Written in the hearts of people? : natural and international law during the age of enlightenment / Edward J. Kolla -- From natural equality to frankpledge : the state of nature, ancient constitutionalism, and the rupture of the social contract in eighteenth-century antislavery writings / Sarah Winter -- From the state of nature to the natural state : transforming the foundations of science and civil progress in eighteenth-century British political thought / Pamela Edwards -- Their own state(s) of nature : the enlightenment social imaginary and the invention of Hungarian ethnic origins / László Kontler -- The place of the environment in state of nature discourses : reassessing nature, property and sovereignty in the Anthropocene / Tom Sparks -- The state of nature, prehistory, and mythmaking / Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall
Summary "The phrase, "state of nature", has been used over centuries to describe the uncultivated state of lands and animals, nudity, innocence, heaven and hell, interstate relations, and the locus of pre- and supra-political rights, such as the right to resistance, to property, to create and leave polities, and the freedom of religion, speech, and opinion, which may be reactivated or reprioritised when the polity and its laws fail. Combining intellectual history with current concerns, this volume brings together fourteen essays on the past, present and possible future applications of the legal fiction known as the state of nature. Contributors are: Daniel S. Allemann, Pamela Edwards, Ioannis D. Evrigenis, Mary C. Fuller, David Singh Grewal, Francesca Iurlaro, Edward J. Kolla, László Kontler, Grant S. McCall, Tom Sparks, Benjamin Straumann, Karl Widerquist, Sarah Winter, and Simone Zurbuchen"-- Provided by publisher
Analysis State of nature
Notes "We are grateful to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law for providing a supportive institutional setting for this project, and for the opportunity to gather all participants to discuss their chapters and the volume as a whole at the authors workshop in the Harnack House of the Max Planck Society in Berlin in 2019".--ECIP Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 29, 2021)
Subject Fictions (Law) -- Congresses
Natural law -- Congresses.
Nature and civilization -- Congresses
Fictions (Law)
Natural law.
Nature and civilization.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Peters, Anne, 1964- editor.
Somos, Mark, editor.
Max-Planck-Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht, sponsoring body.
LC no. 2021044695
ISBN 9004499628