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Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment
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Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment

Jon Parkin and Timothy Stanton

Abstract

This book examines the relationship between natural law and toleration during the Early Enlightenment. Modern discussion of tolerationist theories during this period can suggest that such ideas were articulated in an essentially secular and individualist mode. In fact some of the most important discussions of toleration at this time emerged from writers who were committed to a more complex structure of assumption and belief in which natural law ideas were foundational. The consequences of this fact for theories of toleration have not (until now) been systematically investigated. This book prov ... More

Keywords: natural law, toleration, Early Enlightenment, Samuel Pufendorf, John Locke, Christian Thomasius, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Jean Barbeyrac, Francis Hutcheson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265406
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265406.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Parkin, editor
St Hugh's College, Oxford

Timothy Stanton, editor
University of York