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" These dictates of reason men used to call by the name of laws, but improperly; for they are but conclusions or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; whereas law, properly, is the word of him that by right hath... "
The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 65
1848
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French and English Philosophers: Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Hobbes

René Descartes, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes - 1910 - 434 pages
...the name of laws, but improperly; for they are but conclusions or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; whereas...word of him that by right hath command over others. But yet if we consider the same theorems, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 34

1910
...the name of laws, but improperly; for they are but conclusions or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; whereas...word of him that by right hath command over others. But yet if we consider the same theorems, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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Origin and Evolution of Ethics: Were Moral Laws Supernaturally Revealed, Or ...

Singleton Waters Davis - 1910 - 161 pages
...so-called laws of nature — " the dictates of reason " — are not properly called laws, because " law> properly, is the word of him that by right hath command over others ;" but when considered not as conclusions of reason, but " as delivered in the word of God, that by...
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Readings in Political Philosophy

Francis William Coker - 1914 - 573 pages
...the name of laws, but improperly: for they are but conclusions or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves: whereas...word of him that by right hath command over others. But yet if we consider the same theorems as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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The Foundations of Social Science: An Analysis of Their Psychological Aspects

James Mickel Williams - 1920 - 494 pages
...which represents the mandates of justice.8 Hobbes, also an apologist of absolutism, declared that " law, properly, is the word of him that by right hath command over others." T In case of a conflict between the will of the ruler and the alleged divine law " subjects are bound...
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Notes on Sovereignty from the Standpoint of the State and of the World, Issue 38

Robert Lansing - 1921 - 94 pages
...authority the law was first made, but by whose authority it continues to be a law.' " Austin, p. 220. "Law, properly, is the word of him that by right hath command over others." Hobbes, Leviathan, ch. xv. case the act of the sovereign is usually supplemented by a formal declaration,...
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A History of English Law, Volume 6

Sir William Searle Holdsworth - 1924
...name of Lawes ; but improperly : for they are but Conclusions, or Theoremes concerning what conduced] to the conservation and defence of themselves ; whereas...word of him, that by right hath command over others. But yet if we consider the same theoremes, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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Studies in the History of Political Philosophy Before and After ..., Volume 1

Charles Edwyn Vaughan - 1925
...name of laws, but improperly. For tl1ey are but conclusions, or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; whereas " law," properly, is the word of him that hath command over others.' This 1s surely explicit enough. What words could say more plainly that the...
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The Philosophy of Law in Historical Perspective

Carl Joachim Friedrich - 1963 - 296 pages
...Hobbes insists in this context that such rules are improperly called laws, for, to speak precisely, "law properly is the word of him that by right hath command over others" (chap. xv). In other words, all laws achieve validity only when a government with the power to command...
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The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

David P. Gauthier - 1969 - 217 pages
...the name of laws, but improperly: for they are but conclusions, or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; whereas...word of him, that by right hath command over others. But yet if we consider the same theorems, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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