Roman Law in the State of Nature

In: Grotiana

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    Charles Donahue, ‘Ius in the subjective sense in Roman law. Reflections on Villey and Tierney’, in A Ennio Cortese, ed. by D. Maffei, I. Birocchi, M. Caravale, E. Conte, and U. Petronio (Roma: Il Cigno Edizioni, 2001), pp. 506–530; Phillip Mitsis, ‘The stoic origin of natural rights’, in Topics in stoic philosophy, ed. by K. Ierodiakonou (Oxford: oup, 2001), pp. 153–177.

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    Michel Villey, ‘La genèse du droit subjectif chez Guillaume d’Occam’, Archives de Philosophie du droit, 9 (1964), 97–127; Richard Tuck, Natural rights theories: their origin and development (Cambridge: cup, 1979); and Brian Tierney, The idea of natural rights. Studies on natural rights, natural law and church law 1150-1625 (Atlanta: Eerdmans, 1997) as cited in the introduction at pp. 8–10. See also the introduction, p. 4: ‘… rights-based theory of justice…’.

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     For example, Benjamin Straumann, ‘Oikeiosis and appetitus societatis. Hugo Grotius’ Ciceronian argument for natural law and just war’, Grotiana (New series), 24–25 (2003–2004), 41–66; and Benjamin Straumann, ‘Is Modern Liberty Ancient? Roman Remedies and Natural Rights in Hugo Grotius’s Early Works on Natural Law’, Law and History Review, 27 (2009), 55–85.

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    p. 32, pp. 55–66, p. 83, though Grotius refers to Lactantius instead of Cicero.

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    pp. 98–102, p. 117.

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    Ample examples in Donahue 2001, pp. 506–530. See also Levy 1949, p. 50f.

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    Levy 1949, pp. 60–63.

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    Pugliese 1991, pp. 58–59, classifying Michel Villey, Le droit et les droits de l’homme (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1983) as an ‘elegante pamphlet’.

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