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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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The Tapestry of the Law: Scotland, Legal Culture and Legal Theory

E. Attwooll - 1997 - 256 pages
...they were 'but Conclusions or Theoremes concerning what conduceth to. . . conservation and defence . . .whereas Law, properly is the word of him, that by right hath command over others'.6 Similarly, he claimed 'Where there is no common Power, there is no Law: where no law, no...
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International Society: Diverse Ethical Perspectives

David R. Mapel, Terry Nardin - 1999 - 263 pages
...can give rise to an obligation only because the official is authorized to command. As Hobbes puts it, "law, properly, is the word of him that by right hath command over others" — a view Bentham echoes when he defines law as a command "backed by the authority of the sovereign."'5...
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy, Volume 2

Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers - 2003 - 1616 pages
...Conclusions, or Theoremes concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves; wheras Law, properly is the 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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Laws of Nature, Causation, and Supervenience

Michael Tooley - 1999 - 366 pages
...call them by the name of laws: "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", he continues, "if you consider the same Theorems, as delivered in the word of God, that...
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The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau

Christopher W. Morris, Professor of Philosophy Christopher W Morris - 1999 - 244 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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Virtue and the Making of Modern Liberalism

Peter Berkowitz - 2000 - 256 pages
...names of laws, but improperly; for 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."'0 If it is improper to do so, why does Hobbes refer to the laws of nature as laws? In part,...
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A History of Philosophy, Volume 5

Frederick Copleston - 1999 - 440 pages
...conclusions or theorems concerning what conduceth to the conservation and defence of themselves (men); whereas law, properly, is the word of him, that by right hath command over them'.1 Reason sees that the observance of these 'theorems' conduces to man's self-preservation and...
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Teoría de adjudicación

José Trías Monge - 2000 - 492 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 all...
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Law and Moral Action in World Politics

Cecelia Lynch, Michael Maurice Loriaux - 2000 - 298 pages
...can give rise to an obligation only because the official is authorized to command. As Hobbes puts it, "[L]aw, properly, is the word of him, that by right hath command over others" — a view Bentham echoes when he defines law as a command "backed by the authority of the sovereign."23...
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Law and Moral Action in World Politics

Cecelia Lynch, Michael Maurice Loriaux - 2000 - 298 pages
...can give rise to an obligation only because the official is authorized to command. As Hobbes puts it, "[L]aw, properly, is the word of him, that by right hath command over others"—a view Bentham echoes when he defines law as a command "backed by the authority of the sovereign."...
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