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Author Parkin, Jon (Jonathan Bruce), 1969-

Title Science, religion, and politics in restoration England : Richard Cumberland's De legibus naturae / Jon Parkin.

Published Woodbridge : Royal Historical Society, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  171.2 PARK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 251 pages : illustrations, 1 portrait ; 25 cm.
Series Royal Historical Society studies in history. New series, 0269-2244.
Royal Historical Society studies in history. New series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The political context -- 2. The natural law debate -- 3. De legibus naturae I -- 4. The Royal Society and Hobbism -- 5. Voluntarism and natural philosophy -- 6. De legibus naturae II -- 7. De legibus naturae and the natural law tradition -- Conclusion: Taming the Leviathan.
Summary "Richard Cumberland is one of the seventeenth century's most interesting political theorists, yet his masterpiece, the De legibus naturae (1672), has rarely been examined on its own terms. This puzzling work is examined here in its historical context, and, by tracing the political and intellectual circumstances that led to its composition, Dr. Parkin uncovers the origin and intentions of Cumberland's unusual political and ethical theory."--BOOK JACKET. "As well as this reassessment of the De legibus naturae, the contextualisation of Cumberland's work provides a new lens through which to view the interaction of science, religion and politics in Restoration England."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Royal Historical Society (Great Britain)
Subject Cumberland, Richard, 1631-1718. De legibus naturae.
ISBN 0861932412 No price
0861932412 (alk. paper)