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The Resource The science of right in Leibniz's moral and political philosophy, Christopher Johns

The science of right in Leibniz's moral and political philosophy, Christopher Johns

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The science of right in Leibniz's moral and political philosophy
Title
The science of right in Leibniz's moral and political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Johns
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Language
eng
Summary
Studies of Gottfried Leibniz's moral and political philosophy typically focus on metaphysical perfection, happiness, or love. In this new reading of Leibniz, Christopher Johns shows that it is based on a 'science of right'. Based on the deontic concepts of jus (right) and obligation, this science of right is established in Leibniz's early writings on jurisprudence and depended on throughout several of his major late writings. Johns shows that the moral rightness of an action is grounded in the rights and obligations derived from the agent's capacity for freedom. This new interpretation of Leibniz's moral philosophy compares Leibniz's positions with Grotius, Pufendorf, Hobbes, Locke, and Kant. Providing a comprehensive examination of Leibniz's most important writings on natural right, John's argues that Leibniz, properly understood, provides a compelling account of the grounds of morality and of political institutions - an account relevant to present philosophical debates
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DLC
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1960-
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Johns, Christopher
Dewey number
193
Index
index present
LC call number
B2598
LC item number
.J55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury studies in philosophy
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  • Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm
  • Duty
  • Responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Political science
  • Ethik
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Naturrecht
  • Rechtswissenschaft
Label
The science of right in Leibniz's moral and political philosophy, Christopher Johns
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
841186371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781780936734
Lccn
2013014528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The science of right in Leibniz's moral and political philosophy, Christopher Johns
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841186371
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781780936734
Lccn
2013014528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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