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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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Thomas Hobbes in His Time, Volume 1

Ralph Gilbert Ross, Herbert Wallace Schneider, Theodore Waldmann - 150 pages
...traditional name) are the true moral philosophy, but because, as he also says in the last paragraph, "Law, properly is the word of him, that by right hath command over others," the laws of nature are not properly called laws at all, except as God commands them, and moral philosophy,...
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L'Avenir Du Droit International Dans Un Monde Multiculturel: Colloque, La ...

René Jean Dupuy - 1984 - 491 pages
...international law is to be found in an expressive act of will by the States themselves. As Hobbes put it : "Law, properly is the word of him that by right hath command over others." But how could equally sovereign States bind each other by "an international law" when no one is commanding...
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Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition

Jean Hampton - 1988 - 299 pages
...name of Lawes; but improperly: for they are but Conclusions, or Theoremes 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 Theoremes, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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The Spirit of Modern Republicanism: The Moral Vision of the American ...

Thomas L. Pangle - 1990 - 334 pages
...improperly, for they are but conclusions or theorems concerning what conduces to the conservation and defense of themselves, whereas law, properly, is the word of him that by right has command over others. But yet if we consider the same theorems as delivered in the word of God,...
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John Locke: Essays on the Law of Nature : the Latin Text with a Translation ...

John Locke - 2002 - 292 pages
...that Warre shall preserve life, and Peace destroy it'.4 But they were not themselves laws, because 'Law properly is the word of him, that by right hath command over others';5 only if considered as delivered in the word of God, or as the commands of the commonwealth,6...
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Modern Political Theory from Hobbes to Marx: Key Debates

Jack Lively, Andrew Reeve - 1989 - 311 pages
...name of Lawes, but improperly: for they are but Conclusions, or Theoremes 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 theoremes, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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Israel Yearbook on Human Rights 1982, Volume 12

Yoram Dinstein - 1989 - 360 pages
...name of Lawes; but improperly: for they are but Conclusions, or Theoremes 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 Theoremes, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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Thomas Paine

A. J. Ayer - 1990 - 195 pages
...so 'improperly'. 'For,' he adds, 'they are but conclusions, or theorems, concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; whereas...is the word of him that by right hath command over others.'2 He has already equated these theorems with moral principles, remarking that 'the science...
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The Uses of Antiquity: The Scientific Revolution and the Classical Tradition

Stephen Gaukroger - 1991 - 261 pages
...the name of Lawes; but improperly: for they are Conclusions, or Theoremes 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 Theoremes, as delivered in the word of God, that by right commandeth...
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British Moralists, 1650-1800: Hobbes

David Daiches Raphael - 1991 - 431 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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