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Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics. Edited by Roger Crisp. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Legibus and De Republica. Edited by Niall Rudd and J. G. F. Powell as The Republic and the Laws. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Finnis, John. Natural Law and Natural Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Grotius, Hugo. De Jure Belli ac Pacis. 3 vols. 1625. Edited by Francis W. Kelsey and published as The Law of War and Peace: De Jure Belli ac Pacis. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1962.

Nozick, Robert. Anarchy, State and Utopia. Oxford: Blackwell, 1974.

Pufendorf, Samuel. De Jure Naturae et Gentium. 1672. Translated by Basil Kennett as Of the Law of Nature and Nations: Eight Books. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2003.

Thomas, Aquinas St. Summa Theologiae. 1265–1273. Reprint, n.p.: Blackfriars; New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964–1976.


Buckle, Stephen. Natural Law and the Theory of Property: Grotius to Hume. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

George, Robert P. In Defense of Natural Law. New York: Clarendon, 1999.

Haakonssen, Knud. Natural Law and Moral Philosophy: From Grotius to the Scottish Enlightenment. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Hunter, Ian, and David Saunders, eds. Natural Law and Civil Sovereignty: Moral Right and State Authority in Early Modern Political Thought. New York: Palgrave; Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Tierney, Brian. The Idea of Natural Rights: Studies on Natural Rights, Natural Law, and Church Law, 1150–1625. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997.

Tuck, Richard. Natural Rights Theories. Cambridge, U.K.: University Press, 1979.

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