The moral conservatism of natural rights

Haakonssen, Knud (2002) The moral conservatism of natural rights. In: Hunter, Ian and Saunders, David (eds.) Natural law and civil sovereignty: moral right and state authority in early modern political thought. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 27-42. ISBN 9780333964590

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Abstract

In Natural Law and Civil Sovereignty new research by leading international scholars is brought to bear on a single crucial issue: the role of early modern natural law doctrines in reconstructing the relations between moral right and civil authority in the face of profound religious and political conflict. In addition to providing fresh insights into the hard-fought struggle to legitimate a desacralised civil order, the book also shows the degree to which the legitimacy of the modern secular state remains dependent on this decisive set of developments.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Depositing User: Knud Haakonssen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:47
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 09:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22160
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