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By T. J. Hochstrasser

This research examines the improvement of typical legislation theories within the early phases of the Enlightenment in Germany and France. T. J. Hochstrasser investigates the impression of theories of ordinary legislation from Grotius to Kant, with a comparative research of vital highbrow concepts in ethics and political philosophy. This booklet assesses the 1st histories of political idea, giving insights into eighteenth-century ordinary jurisprudence. bold in diversity and conceptually refined, it will likely be of significant curiosity to students in heritage, political proposal, legislation and philosophy.

"...the large cultural and institutional context during which Hochstrasser locations the main and minor highbrow figures brings a welcome feel of realism and sociopolitical engagement to rules and texts which are all too usually interpreted fully out of context." magazine of recent History

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It was not so much in natural science but in natural law and curricular reform of philosophy broadly understood that the eclectic impact was felt and perpetuated well beyond Thomasius’ admittedly crucial engagement with Sturm’s writings between  and . The ‘new vocabulary’ in this case is forged in the framework for discussing ethics and politics promulgated in Thomasius’ sequence of new university textbooks in the period –, the most formative period of his intellectual career, which coincided with his enforced departure from Leipzig and his absorption of the lessons of Pufendorf’s jurisprudence as well as Sturm’s physics.

Above all his analysis of cultura animi is fundamental to a highly original account of how moral norms can be generated and sustained through uniquely human resources, especially language, which in turn eventuates in a fresh account of how contracts are created and made binding. It is argued that at the centre of Pufendorf’s achievement in natural law theory is a sense of the importance of principium cognoscendi, or in other words the method by which ethical certainty is obtained, which is then transformed by Thomasius into the self-conscious methodology of eclecticism.

Eclecticism, as deployed by Pufendorf and Thomasius, gave an opportunity for the redescribing of intellectual boundaries under a wholly acceptable and innocent cover. So far from being part of a deliberate process of secularisation, any losses in the ideological status of Lutheranism resulted from the advantage taken by the state of the reshuffling of priorities and personnel at the universities. ⁵⁸ In similar vein, Thomasius’ great goal of an independentthinking graduate population that would take the philosophia aulica it had derived from his textbooks with it into future office-holding, eventuated in the provision of generations of subservient cadres of the Prussian state.

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