Ideas from 'On the Law of War and Peace' by Hugo Grotius [1625], by Theme Structure

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24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 5. Omissions
Nations are not obliged to help one-another, but are obliged not to harm one another [Tuck]
25. Society / A. State of Nature / 4. Natural Rights / a. Natural rights
Everyone has a right of self-preservation, and harming others is usually unjustifiable [Tuck]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / f. Freedom to leave
A person is free to renounce their state, as long as it is not a moment of crisis [Rousseau]
25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / b. Natural law
A natural right of self-preservation is balanced by a natural law to avoid unnecessary harm [Tuck]
25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / c. Legal positivism
Grotius ignored elaborate natural law theories, preferring a basic right of self-preservation [Tuck]
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 6. Divine Morality / b. Euthyphro question
Moral principles have some validity without a God commanding obedience [Mautner]