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" A LAW OF NATURE, (lex naturalis,) is a precept, or general rule, found out by reason, by which a man is forbidden to do that, which is destructive of his life, or taketh away the means of preserving the same; and to omit that, by which he thinketh it... "
Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ... - Page 45
by George Burnett - 1807
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The British and Foreign Review: Or, European Quarterly Journal, Volume 10

1840
...general rule, found out by rea" son, by which a man is forbidden to do that which is cle" structive of his life, or taketh away the means of preserving...to omit that by which he thinketh it may be " best preservedJ." In order to make out that this and the law of nations are equivalent terms, we must adopt...
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The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, Volume 3

Thomas Hobbes, Thucydides, Homer - Philosophy - 1839 - 11 pages
...naturalis, is a precept or general rule, found out by reason, by which a Liherty what. NATURAL LAWS. 117 man is forbidden to do that, which is destructive...speak of this subject, use to confound jus, and lex, vight and law: yet they ought to be distinguished ; because RIGHT, consisteth in liberty to do, or...
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The British and Foreign Review: Or, European Quarterly Journal, Volume 10

1840
...general rule, found out by rea" son, by which a man is forbidden to do that which is de" structive of his life, or taketh away the means of preserving...that by which he thinketh it may be " best preserved J." In order to make out that this and the law of nations are equivalent terms, we must adopt the hypothesis,...
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Notes Expository and Critical on Certain British Theories of Morals

Simon Somerville Laurie - Ethics - 1868 - 156 pages
...injustice.' Hobbes then deduces nineteen ' Laws of Nature' — a Law of Nature being a ' precept or general rule found out by Reason, by which a man is...life, or taketh away the means of preserving the same, arid to omit that whereby he thinketh it may be best preserved. Among these laws are included all the...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

Great Britain - 1870
...proper signification of the word, the absence of external impediments." "A law of nature is a precept or general rule, found out by reason, by which a man...preserved. For though they that speak of this subject used to confound jus and lex (right and law), yet they ought to be distinguished, because right consisteth...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

1870
...proper signification of the word, the absence of externa) impediments." "A law of nature is a precept or general rule, found out by reason, by which a man...thinketh it may be best preserved. For though they that I'peak of this subject used to confound jus and lex (right and law), yet they ought to be distinguished,...
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Elements of Right and of Law: To which is Added a Historical and Critical ...

George Hugh Smith - Jurisprudence - 1887 - 382 pages
...man has to use his natural faculties according to right reason." Or, as he elsewhere expresses it: " Though they that speak of this subject use to confound jus and lex, rigid and law, yet they ought to be distinguished; because right consisteth in liberty to do or forbear;...
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The Theory of Law and Civil Society

Ágost Pulszky - Civil society - 1888 - 443 pages
...conception of law. Concerning the law of nature, he observes that, " a law of nature is a precept or general rule found out by reason, by which a man is...forbidden to do that which is destructive of his life, . . . and to omit that by which he thiukcth it may be best preserved. . . . These dictates of reason...
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Hobbes's Leviathan ; Harrington's Oceana ; Famous Pamphlets: A. D ..., Part 1795

Thomas Hobbes - Political science - 1889 - 916 pages
...as his judgment and reason shall dictate to him. A " law of Nature," Itx naturalis, is a precept or general rule, found out by reason, by which a man...forbidden to do that which is destructive of his life, or takeih away the means of preserving the same ; and to omit that, by which he thinketh it may be best...
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The Theory of the Social Compact: And Its Influence Upon the American Revolution

John F. Fenton - Social contract - 1891 - 73 pages
...necessary articles. These articlesof peace comprise the laws of nature, being "precepts or general rules found out by reason, by which a man is forbidden to...that which is destructive of his life, or taketh away themeans of preserving the same, and to omit that by which hethinketh it may best be preserved."3 He...
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