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The science of a legislator : the natural jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith / Knud Haakonssen.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981.
ISBN 9780521238915, 0521238919

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Subjects Droit -- Philosophie.
Droit naturel.
Hume, David, 1711-1776
Hume, David, 1711-1776 -- Law.
Hume, David, 1711-1776.
Hume, David.
Natural law.
Smith, Adam (Philosoph)
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790 -- Law.
Smith, Adam, 1723-1790.
Description vii, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229) and index.
Contents Hume's theory of justice -- One theory or two? -- Moral evaluation -- The motive for justice -- a dilemma -- The origins of justice -- Nature and artifice -- Property -- Promises -- Obligation -- Two difficulties -- The role of history -- Utility and natural justice -- Smith's moral theory -- Hume and Smith on sympathy -- Sympathy and moral approval -- The mutuality of sympathy -- Common standards, ideal standards, and social adaptation -- General rules and moral value -- Merit and demerit -- The role of utility -- The role of religion -- Teleology -- Moral theory and human knowledge -- Smith's theory of justice and politics -- Positive and negative virtues -- Justice and utility -- Political theory -- Politics and justice -- Smith's analytical jurisprudence -- The legal system -- Real rights -- Personal rights -- Delict, or theory of punishment -- Domestic law -- Public law -- Laws of nations -- Smith's critical jurisprudence -- Legal reasoning -- Legal criticism -- The critical programme -- The object of criticism -- Smith's historical jurisprudence -- Primitive society -- Shepherd society -- Greece and Rome -- The emergence of modern Europe -- The development of modern law -- Natural jurisprudence in the face of history.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7894582
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WorldCat Identities Haakonssen, Knud, 1947-
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