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"For obvious reasons, my enterprise has certain parallels with that of Professor C. B. Macpherson in The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism"-- Natural Rights Theories (1979) by Richard Tuck

"Reading the De Iure Belli in this way , we can easily see why it should have been taken up by theoreticians of absolutism , why Felden should have said that it 'destroys civil society , which is a community of free men, and makes it an aggregation of slaves', " and why Rousseau should have attacked it so bitterly ."-- Natural Rights Theories (1979) by Richard Tuck

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Natural Rights Theories: Their Origin and Development (1979) is a book by Richard Tuck.


This book shows how political argument in terms of rights and natural rights began in medieval Europe, and how the theory of natural rights was developed in the seventeenth century after a period of neglect in the Renaissance. Dr Tuck provides a new understanding of the importance of Jean Gerson in the formation of the theories, and of Hugo Grotius in their development; he also restores the Englishman John Selden's ideas to the prominence they once enjoyed, and shows how Thomas Hobbes's political theory can best be understood against this background. In general, the book enables us to understand more fully the characteristics of the natural rights theories available to the men of the Enlightenment, and thereby to appreciate the complexity and equivocal nature of modern right theories.

See also

  • Dominium
  • Ius
  • Thomas Nagel, "Hobbes's Concept of Obligation," Philosophical. Review, vol. 68 (1959),

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