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Leibniz, Locke, and the early modern controversy over legal maxims

This article investigates the context of a side line in Leibniz's critique of Locke on maxims. In an enigmatic and little-explored remark, Leibniz objects that Locke has overlooked some legal maxims that fulfil the function of 'constituting the law'. I propose to read this remark against the... Full description

1st Person: Blank, Andreas verfasserin
Source: Aus History of European ideas
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Type of Publication: Book
Language: English
Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 2015
Keywords: John Locke
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
common law
Roman law
natural law
legal maxims
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