The Present State of Germany

The Present State of Germany Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding By Pufe
  • Title: The Present State of Germany
  • Author: Samuel von Pufendorf
  • ISBN: 9780865974937
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Present State of Germany
    Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding.By 1696, Pufendorf was well known in England as a staunch defender of the Protestant cause and as one of the renovators of natural law His writings were familiar to such luminaries as LAlthough The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding.By 1696, Pufendorf was well known in England as a staunch defender of the Protestant cause and as one of the renovators of natural law His writings were familiar to such luminaries as Locke and figured prominently in James Tyrell s Patriarcha non Monarcha 1681.The editor of this volume, Michael J Seidler, describes this work of Pufendorf as an account of German constitutional law detailing the historical relations between the Emperor and the Estates as well as an examination of the legitimating foundations of Imperial authority, a general analysis of the nature and requirements of political sovereignty, and a reconceptualization of the different forms of political order Its central distinction between so called regular and irregular states, resting on the question of the locus of sovereignty, demotes the traditional political categories into mere administrative possibilities and thereby creates a general problematic of freedom and authority with which we are still wrestling today That is, it raises, at a very early stage in the contractarian tradition which we have inherited, the basic question of how effective political unity is compatible with competing values of diversity and individual liberty Samuel Pufendorf 1632 1694 was one of the most important figures in early modern political thought An exact contemporary of Locke and Spinoza, he transformed the natural law theories of Grotius and Hobbes, developed striking ideas of toleration and of the relationship between church and state, and wrote extensive political histories and analyses of the constitution of the German empire.Edmund Bohun 1645 1699 was an English press license official and political writer who ended up as chief justice of South Carolina.Michael J Seidler is Professor of Philosophy at Western Kentucky University.Knud Haakonssen is Professor of Intellectual History at the University of Sussex, England.
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    Baron Samuel von Pufendorf was a German jurist, political philosopher, economist, statesman, and historian His name was just Samuel Pufendorf until he was ennobled in 1684 he was made a Freiherr baron a few months before his death in 1694 Among his achievements are his commentaries and revisions of the natural law theories of Thomas Hobbes and Hugo Grotius.

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