Part I. Spinoza's theory of law Spinoza's theory of law / Huntington Cairns The power of law : Spinoza's contribution to legal theory / Hans Gribnau Spinoza's critique of law / Roberto Ciccarelli Divorcing power and reason : Spinoza and the founding of modern law / Benoit Frydman Part II. Natural law Spinoza's treatment of natural law / Errol E. Harris The state of nature and its law in Hobbes and Spinoza / Edwin Curley Spinoza as natural lawyer / Aaron Garrett The natural law / Matthew J. Kisner Part III. The nature of laws Laws in Spinoza and Saint Thomas Aquinas / Gérard Courtois Law's normativity in Spinoza's naturalism / Otto Pfersmann Spinoza's conception of law : metaphysics and ethics / Donald Rutherford Laws of nature / André Santos Campos Spinoza, Kelsen and the nature of the legal norm / Diogo Pires Aurélio Part IV. Civil law and international law The concept of civil law in Spinoza / Gail Belaief Natural law, civil law, and international law in Spinoza / Manfred Walther Spinoza and international law / H. Lauterpacht Spinoza and the idea of reason of state / G.A. van der Wal Part V. Individual rights Esse sui juris and political science / Paolo Cristofolini Spinoza on positive freedom / David West Spinoza on natural rights / Theo Verbeek Spinoza on being sui iuris and the republican conception of liberty / Justin D. Steinberg.
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