ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher)
Which works and tenets of early modern natural law reached East-Central Europe, and how? How was it received, what influence did it have? And how did theorists and users of natural law in East- Central Europe enrich the pan-European discourse? This volume is pioneering in two ways; it draws the east of the Empire and its borderlands into the study of natural law, and it adds natural law to the practical discourse of this region.
Drawing on a large amount of previously neglected printed or handwritten sources, the authors highlight the impact that Grotius, Pufendorf, Heineccius and others exerted on the teaching of politics and moral philosophy as well as on policies regarding public law, codification praxis, or religious toleration.
ABOUT THE EDITOR (from the Notes on Contributors)
Prof. Dr. Gábor Gángó studied history, literary studies (Ph.D. 1997), and philosophy (Ph.D. 2004) at ELTE Budapest University. He has been working at various universities, including the University of Vienna (Visiting Professor, 2000–2001), Pázmány Péter Catholic University Budapest (Full Professor, 2011–2022), and the University of Padua (Research Fellow, 2021–2023). He is scientific advisor at the Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest, and Associated Fellow at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Erfurt University. His historical and philosophical interest in East-Central Europe ranges from the intellectual history of the Early Modernity and the nineteenth-century Habsburg Empire to variations of twentieth-century cultural modernism.
Part 1 Poland-Lithuania
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