A Treatise of the Laws of Nature

By Richard Cumberland
Translated, with Introduction and Appendix, by John Maxwell (1727)
Edited and with a Foreword by Jon Parkin


A Treatise of the Laws of Nature, originally titled De Legibus Naturae, first appeared in 1672 as a theoretical response to a range of issues that came together during the late 1660s. It conveyed a conviction that science might offer a more effective means of demonstrating both the contents and the obligatory force of the law of nature.

Jon Parkin is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of York, United Kingdom.


Mar 2005 | 6 x 9 | 1029 Pages

Foreword, note on this edition, annotations, appendixes, bibliography, index.


978-0-86597-472-2 Hardcover
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