Knud Haakonssen

Professor Emeritus of Intellectual History
Sussex Centre for Intellectual History
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QN
United Kingdom

Visiting Professor
Max-Weber-Kolleg
Universität Erfurt
99105 Erfurt
Germany

k.haakonssen@sussex.ac.uk
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Interests of research

Post-Grotian natural law, Multiple Enlightenments, Formation of the modern idea of the history of philosophy

Projects

After Grotius, Before Kant: Studies in Natural Law and Natural Rights ( Link ... )

Completion of a critical edition of Francis Hutcheson’s A System of Moral Philosophy ( Link ... )

A re-edition of Samuel Pufendorf’s The Law of Nature and Nations ( Link ... )

Holbergs ideologier ( Link ... )

Selected bibliography concerning Natural law

Books
The Science of a Legislator. The Natural Jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith. Cambridge UP, 1981. French translation, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1998. Japanese translation, Tokyo: Minerva Shobo, 2001. Chinese translation, Zhejiang University Press, 2010.

Natural Law and Moral Philosophy. From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment. Cambridge UP, 1996. Chinese translation, Zhejiang University Press, 2010.

Thomas Reid, Practical Ethics; being Lectures and Papers on Natural Religion, Self-Government, Natural Jurisprudence and the Law of Nations. Edited from the manuscripts with an Introduction and a Commentary. Princeton UP, 1990. Revised edition: Thomas Reid on Practical Ethics, Edinburgh UP, 2007.

(General Editor): Natural Law and Enlightenment Classics, Liberty Fund, 44 titles/57 volumes, 2002- .

Grotius, Pufendorf and Modern Natural Law (International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy), Aldershot, Hants., Brookfield, Vt.: Dartmouth Publishing Co., 1998, xix + 587 pp.

Articles
'Enlightenment and the ubiquity of natural law',Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft zur Erforschung des 18. Jahrhunderts, 2012, pp. 45-57.

'Christian Wolff', in Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, ed. Bardo Fassbinder & Anne Peters, Oxford UP forthcoming 2012, pp. 1106-1109.

'Samuel Pufendorf', in Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, ed. Bardo Fassbinder & Anne Peters, Oxford UP forthcoming 2012, pp. 1102-1105.

'Holbergs Pufendorf - men hvilken Pufendorf?', in Holbergs naturrett, eds. Jørgen Sejersted and Eiliv Vinje, Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk, forthcoming 2012, pp. 31-45.

'Natural jurisprudence and the identity of the Scottish Enlightenment', inReligion and Philosophy in Enlightenment Britain, ed. R. Savage, Oxford UP, 2012, pp. 258-277.

'Natural rights or political prudence? Toleration in Francis Hutcheson', in Natural Law and Toleration in the Early Enlightenment, eds. J. Parkin and T. Stanton, Proceedings of the British Academy, forthcoming 2012, pp. 261-289.

'Natural law and personhood: Samuel Pufendorf on social explanation', Max Weber Lecture, European University Institution, 2010: cadmus.eui.eu/handle/1814/14934.

'Natural law', in Routledge Companion to Ethics, ed. J. Skorupski, Routledge, 2010, pp. 76-87.

'German natural law', in Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Political Thought, ed. Mark Goldie and Robert Wokler, Cambridge UP, 2006, 251-90.

'Protestant natural law theory: A general interpretation' in New Essays on the History of Autonomy. A Collection Honoring J.B. Schneewind, ed. Natalie Brender and Larry Krasnoff, Cambridge UP, 2004, pp. 92-109. Revised as 'Natural law without metaphysics: A protestant tradition', in Contemporary Perspectives on Natural Law, ed. A. M. Gonzales, Ashgate, 2008, pp. 67-85.

'Natural jurisprudence and the theory of justice', in The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment, ed. Alexander Broadie, Cambridge UP, 2003, pp. 205-21.

'The moral conservatism of natural rights', in Natural Law and Civil Sovereignty: Moral Right and State Authority in Early Modern Political Thought, ed. Ian Hunter and David Saunders, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002, pp. 27-42.

'The character and obligation of natural law according to Richard Cumberland', in English Philosophy in the Age of Locke, ed. M.A. Stewart, Oxford UP, 2000, pp. 29-47.

'Christian Thomasius', in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Craig, 10 vols., London: Routledge, 1998, vol. 9, pp. 376b-80b.

'Divine/natural law theories in ethics', in Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Philosophy, ed. D. Garber & M. Ayers, Cambridge UP, 1998, pp. 1317-57.

'Natural law and natural rights in the Enlightenment', in Danish Yearbook of Philosophy, 1995:Festschrift for Karsten Friis Johansen, Copenhagen, 1995.

'From natural law to the rights of man: A European perspective on American debates', in A Culture of Rights, ed. K. Haakonssen and M. Lacey, Cambridge UP, 1991, pp. 19-61.

'Natural law', Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. L. C. Becker. Garland, 1991, 2 vols., II: pp. 876-83; 2nd ed. by L. C. and C. B. Becker. Routledge, 2001, 3 vols., II: 1205-1212.

'Natural law and moral realism: The Scottish synthesis', The Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment, ed. M.A. Stewart, Oxford UP, 1990, pp. 61-85.

'Natural jurisprudence in the Scottish Enlightenment. Summary of an interpretation', in Enlightenment, Rights and Revolution, ed. D.N. MacCormick and Z. Bankowski, Aberdeen UP, 1989, pp. 36-49.

'Moral philosophy and natural law. From the Cambridge Platonists to the Scottish Enlightenment', Political Science, 40 (1988), pp. 97-110. Reprinted in Grotius, Pufendorf and Modern Natural Law (International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy), ed. K. Haakonssen, Aldershot, Hants., Brookfield, Vt.: Dartmouth Publishing Co., 1998.

'Natural law and the Scottish Enlightenment', in: Man and Nature. Proc. of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. IV, ed. D.H. Jory & C. Stewart-Robertson, Edmonton, 1985, pp. 47-80.

'Hugo Grotius and the history of political thought', Political Theory, 13 (1985): 239-65; reprints in Great Political Thinkers, vol. 7, sub-vol. 2, ed. J.M. Dunn and I. Harris, London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1997; and in Grotius, Pufendorf and Modern Natural Law (International Library of Critical Essays in the History of Philosophy), ed. K. Haakonssen, Aldershot, Hants., Brookfield, Vt.: Dartmouth Publishing Co., 1998.

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