By Richard Cumberland
"A Treatise of the legislation of Nature", initially titled "De Legibus Naturae", first seemed in 1672 as a theoretical reaction to quite a number concerns that got here jointly through the overdue 1660s. It conveyed a conviction that technological know-how may possibly supply a good technique of demonstrating either the contents and the compulsory strength of the legislation of nature. At a time while Hobbes's paintings seemed to recommend that the applying of technology undermined instead of supported the belief of compulsory normal legislations, Cumberland's "De Legibus Naturae" supplied a systematic clarification of the usual necessity of altruism. via his argument for an ethical legal responsibility to usual legislations, Cumberland made a severe intervention within the early debate over the position of ordinary jurisprudence at a second while the traditional legislation undertaking used to be generally suspected of heterodoxy and incoherence. this is often the 1st glossy version of "A Treatise of the legislation of Nature", in response to John Maxwell's English translation of 1727. The version comprises Maxwell's wide notes and appendixes. It additionally presents, for the 1st time in English, manuscript additions via Cumberland and fabric from Barbeyrac's 1744 French version and John Towers's variation of 1750.
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Concerning the City, or Kingdom, of GOD in the Rational World, and the Defects in Heathen Deism. II. Concerning the Imperfectness of the Heathen Morality; from both which, the Usefulness of Revelation may appear. LONDON: Printed in the YEAR, MDCCXXVII. u essay i u Of the City, or Kingdom, of God in the Rational World, and the Defects in Heathen Deism “Know thy-self,” was certainly the Wisest of the Sayings of the seven Wise-Men of Greece; that Knowledge being the greatest Wisdom, as being the only Method, by which we are enabled to discharge those Duties and Obligations we lie under, and to obtain Happiness.
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