Institutes of divine jurisprudence with selections from Foundations of the law of nature and nations / Christian Thomasius ; edited, translated, and with an Introduction by Thomas Ahnert.

Thomasius, Christian, 1655-1728 [Browse]
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Indianapolis, Ind. : Liberty Fund, Inc., c2011.
xxiv, 659 p. ; 24 cm.


Natural law and enlightenment classics [More in this series]
Translated from the Latin.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
Translated from the Latin.
  • Book I. On jurisprudence in general
  • On divine jurisprudence
  • On the interpretation of divine laws in general and on practical principles
  • On the interpretation of divine laws in particular, that is, on the first principles of natural law and positive universal law
  • On the duties of man toward god
  • Book II. On the duty of man toward himself
  • On the duty of man toward others, in particular on preserving equality among humans
  • On avoiding pride
  • On not harming others and on compensating for harm that has been done
  • On the various duties of humanity
  • On the duty of persons forming an agreement
  • On the duty of man concerning speech
  • On the duty of those taking an oath
  • On duty concerning things and their ownership
  • On the duty concerning the prices of things
  • On the interpretation of divine and human will insofar as it is expressed in words
  • Book III. On the duty of man toward fellow humans in general
  • On the duty of man with regard to conjugal society
  • On the positive laws concerning the duties of marriage
  • On the duties of parents and children
  • On the duties of lords and servants
  • On the duties of those living in a commonwealth
  • On the duties of citizens in states concerning punishments
  • On the duties of confederates
  • On duties toward legates
  • On duties toward the dead
  • On the application of divine laws
  • Selections from foundations of the law of nature and nations. The reason for this work
  • On the moral nature of man
  • On the law of nature and nations.
Other title(s)
Foundations of the law of nature and nations.
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