Grotius on Natural Law and Supererogation

Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (3):443-469 (2019)
  Copy   BIBTEX


hugo grotius was lavishly praised by his successors in the protestant natural law tradition for having been the first to make “any great Progress in the Knowledge of the true fundamental Principles of the Law of Nature, and the right Method of explaining that Science.”1 Wildly influential in his own time, historians of philosophy have found it difficult to determine what, if anything, is innovative in Grotius’s moral theory.2 Scholarly assessments of Grotius’s place in the history of ethics have been hampered by pervasive disagreement about what his views on natural law actually are.This article provides new ammunition to those who hold that Grotius was an innovative and systematic moral thinker in his...



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,075

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Grotius, Hugo.Andrew Blom - 2014 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Written on the heart: on the grounds of moral obligation in natural law theory.Christian Daru - 2017 - International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 78 (3):200-214.
De Veritate.Sarah Mortimer - 2014 - Grotiana 35 (1):75-94.
Grotius, Pufendorf, and Modern Natural Law.Knud Haakonssen - 1999 - Dartmouth Publishing Company.


Added to PP

28 (#570,908)

6 months
10 (#270,763)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Johan Olsthoorn
University of Amsterdam

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references