The Science of a Legislator: The Natural Jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith

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Cambridge University Press, 28 лип. 1989 р. - 252 стор.
Combining the methods of the modern philosopher with those of the historian of ideas, Knud Haakonssen presents an interpretation of the philosophy of law which Adam Smith developed out of - and partly in response to - David Hume's theory of justice. While acknowledging that the influences on Smith were many and various, Dr Haakonssen suggests that the decisive philosophical one was Hume's analysis of justice in A Treatise of Human Nature and the second Enquiry. He therefore begins with a thorough investigation of Hume, from which he goes on to show the philosophical originality of Smith's new form of natural jurisprudence. At the same time, he provides an over all reading of Smith's social and political thought, demonstrating clearly the exact links between the moral theory of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, the Lectures on Jurisprudence, and the sociohistorical theory of The Wealth of Nations. This is the first full analysis of Adam Smith's jurisprudence; it emphasizes its normative and critical function, and relates this to the psychological, sociological, and histroical aspects which hitherto have attracted most attention. Dr Haakonssen is critical of both purely descriptivist and utilitarian interpretations of Smith's moral and political philosophy, and demonstrates the implausibility of regarding Smith's view of history as pseudo-economic or 'materialist'.
 

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Introduction
1
Humes theory of justice
4
2 Moral evaluation
7
3 The motive for justice a dilemma
9
4 The origins of justice
12
5 Nature and artifice
21
6 Property
27
7 Promises
29
4 Politics and justice
93
Smiths analytical jurisprudence
99
2 Real rights
104
3 Personal rights
112
4 Delict or theory of punishment
114
5 Domestic law
123
6 Public law
127
7 Laws of nations
133

8 Obligation
30
9 Two difficulties
35
10 The role of history
36
11 Utility and natural justice
39
Smiths moral theory
45
2 Sympathy and moral approval
49
3 The mutuality of sympathy
52
4 Common standards ideal standards and social adaptation
54
5 General rules and moral value
61
6 Merit and demerit
63
7 The role of utility
67
8 The role of religion
74
9 Teleology
77
10 Moral theory and human knowledge
79
Smiths theory of justice and politics
83
2 Justice and utility
87
3 Political theory
89
Smiths critical jurisprudence
135
2 Legal reasoning
136
3 Legal criticism
139
4 The critical programme
147
5 The object of criticism
151
Smiths historical jurisprudence
154
2 Primitive society
155
3 Shepherd society
157
4 Greece and Rome
159
5 The emergence of modern Europe
165
6 The development of modern law
171
Natural jurisprudence in the face of history
178
Notes
190
Bibliography
227
Index
231
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