Single Idea 22133

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / b. Natural law]

Full Idea

Grotius and Pufendorf transformed the natural law tradition by starting from identifiable traits of human nature rather than ideas about what human beings ought to be.

Gist of Idea

Grotius and Pufendorf based natural law on real (rather than idealised) humanity

Source

report of Hugo Grotius (On the Law of War and Peace [1625]) by J.D. Ford - Pufendorf, Samuel p.863

Book Reference

'Shorter Routledge Encyclopaedia of Philosophy', ed/tr. Craig,Edward [Routledge 2005], p.863