Natural rights

Rupert John Kilcullen

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From the twelfth century onwards, medieval canon lawyers and, from the early fourteenth century, theologians and philosophers began to use ius to mean a right, and developed a theory of natural rights, the predecessor of modern theories of human rights. The main applications of this theory were in respect of property and government.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of medieval philosophy
Subtitle of host publicationphilosophy between 500 and 1500
EditorsHenrik Lagerlund
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781402097287
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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