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The Principles of Natural and Politic Law (Two Volumes in One)

Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui

"""A just knowledge of the maxims, we ought to follow in the course of life, is the principal object of wisdom; and virtue consists in putting them constantly in practice, without being ever diverted from so noble a pursuit." -Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, The Principles of Natural Law (1748) The Principles of Natural Law and Politic Law (1807) by Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui was originally published in two volumes, Principes du droit naturel (1747) and Principes du droit politique (1751) and was translated from French to English by Thomas Nugent (1748, 1752). This fifth edition transcends time with its readable format and definitions of all aspects of the human experience. Burlamaqui explains how God, law, and man are related and outlines many of the ideals upon which the United States was founded, in particular, the unique perspective that people have a right to pursue happiness. Readers interested in philosophy and law will enjoy learning more from this great writer. ""

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics
  • Publish Date: Oct 12nd, 1904
  • Pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 1.11in - 1.39lb
  • EAN: 9798891350359
  • Categories: Natural LawHuman Rights

About the Author

Burlamaqui, Jean-Jacques: - JEAN-JACQUES BURLAMAQUI (1694-1748) was born and educated in Geneva where he studied law, later becoming a professor and lecturer. His Principes du droit naturel (1747) and Principes du droit politique (1751) have been used extensively as foundational law texts and provided the basis for the ideals set forth by America's Founding Fathers.

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