Pufendorf and Condillac on Law and Language

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Abstract This essay argues that Pufendorf conceived the principles of natural law against the rationalism and innatism of the 17th century, and that Condillac similarly formulated a conception of the human origin of language, both of them thus securing open and human foundations for the two primal institutions of law and language, and also making all citizens free agents in the ordering of communal living
Keywords Fénelon   Diderot   Rousseau   Pufendorf   Communication   Sociability   Kant   Condillac   Anti-rationalism   Origins of law and language
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