General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1922 Original Publisher: Macmillan and Co., limited Description: Publisher's advertising matter included in pagination. Subjects: Law Jurisprudence Constitutional law Law / General Law / Constitutional Law / Jurisprudence Law / Legal History Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: II. -- (continued) THE HISTORY OF THE LAW OF NATURE1 We have seen in the former part of this study that in the course of the seventeenth century the classical tradition of the Law of Nature was broken up after the Reformation controversies, with the result that in this country it has been forgotten or misunderstood ever since. Oblivion went so far that it was possible for Bentham and his followers to suppose quite honestly that the Law of Nature meant nothing but individual fancy. But at the same time that the Law of Nature ceased to be honoured among us in speculation, it was entering on new spheres of practical power. The modern law of nations was founded by Grotius on a revised scheme of natural law, and his foundations have always and everywhere been treated as sound except by one insular and unhistorical school. Grotius's doctrine Was expanded and made the common property of public men by his successors; it was accepted in this current form by the English publicists of the eighteenth century, and thus had considerable influence on English and still moreon Scottish expositions not only of the law of nations but of public law in general. In the domain of private law the ideas of reasonableness and natural justice, which do not the less belong to the Law of Nature because they have been called by different names at different times, leapt into fresh activity, a...
|Title:||Essays in the Law||Publisher:||General Books|
|No. of Pages:||156|
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