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Seidler, Michael J. 1950-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 65 publications in 4 languages and 1,846 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other
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Most widely held works by Michael J Seidler
The present state of Germany by Samuel Pufendorf( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although The Present State of Germany was first made available in English over three centuries ago, it has been virtually unavailable in English since the period of the American Founding. By 1696, Pufendorf was well known in England as a staunch defender of the Protestant cause and as one of the renovators of natural law. His writings were familiar to such luminaries as Locke and figured prominently in James Tyrellʹs Patriarcha non Monarcha (1681). The editor of this volume, Michael J. Seidler, describes this work of Pufendorf as "an account of German constitutional law detailing the historical relations between the Emperor and the Estates as well as an examination of the legitimating foundations of Imperial authority, a general analysis of the nature and requirements of political sovereignty, and a reconceptualization of the different forms of political order ... Its central distinction between so-called regular and irregular states, resting on the question of the locus of sovereignty, demotes the traditional political categories into mere administrative possibilities and thereby creates a more general problematic of freedom and authority with which we are still wrestling today. That is, it raises, at a very early stage in the contractarian tradition which we have inherited, the basic question of how effective political unity is compatible with competing values of diversity and individual liberty."--Publisher description
An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of Europe by Samuel Pufendorf( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pufendorf was a pivotal figure in the early German Enlightenment. His version of voluntarist natural law theory had a major influence both on the European continent and elsewhere in the English-speaking world, particularly Scotland and America. Pufendorf's An Introduction to the History of the Principal Kingdoms and States of Europe (1682) became one of his most famous and widely reprinted works. It went through multiple editions during the eighteenth century, but its impact has largely been forgotten. Pufendorf's histories exhibited the core notions of his natural law theory by describing the development and current, reciprocal relations of individual states as collective social agents engaged in securing their own and, thus, their members' interests, including self-preservation. Hence, they essentially functioned as vehicles for philosophical demonstration or justification. Moreover, by emphasizing empirical details and legitimating (in principle) a de facto politics of interest, the histories appealed strongly to the emerging nation-states of early modern Europe, which sought ratification of their external and internal actions, policies, and pedagogies. Pufendorf based his accounts on each country's own historians and took care to describe its position from its own current and historical perspectives. It was an appealing approach to political history, judging from the long and diverse publishing record of the work. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the history of international law and the development of historiography during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It makes available to contemporary scholars and students a carefully edited, helpfully annotated, and historically situated English version of one of Pufendorf's most popular and influential works.--
The political writings of Samuel Pufendorf by Samuel Pufendorf( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Pufendorf's significance has long been understood by students of natural law, who remember him as the architect and systematizer of the modern natural law tradition begun by Grotius. His reputation has grown as scholars have begun to explore his influence on the Enlightenment, classical liberalism, and modern jurisprudence. Demonstrating how it is possible to live with political authority and why it is not possible to live well without it, Pufendorf's political philosophy remains most pertinent for anyone who wonders about the ethical legitimacy and practical necessity of the modern state. The Political Writings of Samuel Pufendorf presents the basic arguments and fundamental themes of the political and moral thought of Samuel Pufendorf with selections from the texts of his two major works, Elements of Universal Jurisprudence and The Law of Nature and of Nations. These two works have been brought together to make Pufendorf's moral and political thought more accessible with a new English translation, the first for both works in roughly sixty years. In this volume, Craig L. Carr, the editor, and Michael J. Seidler, the translator, have developed a volume that is comprehensive and representative of Pufendorf's thought without being repetitive, fragmented, or obscure. Contemporary students of politics and philosophy can find in Pufendorf an alternative to liberal individualism built upon a distinctive vision of human sociality. This work presents the basic arguments and fundamental themes of the political and moral thought of the seventeenth-century philosopher, Samuel Pufendorf--one of the most widely read natural lawyers of the pre-Kantian era. Selections from the texts of Pufendorf's two major works, Elements of Universal Jurisprudence and The Law of Nature and of Nations, have been brought together to make Pufendorf's moral and political thought more accessible. The selections included have received a new English translation, the first for both works in roughly sixty years. The editor, a political scientist, and the translator, a philosopher, have developed a volume that is comprehensive and representative of Pufendorf's thought without being repetitive, fragmented, or obscure
Samuel Pufendorf's On the natural state of men : the 1678 Latin edition and English translation by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and Latin and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text of De statu hominum naturali in Latin with English translation and notes
Bewertung der kruralen perkutanen transluminalen Angioplastie als Behandlungsmethode bei dialysepflichtigen Patienten mit kritischer Extremitätenischämie by Michael J Seidler( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the natural state of men : the 1678 Latin edition and English translation by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the natural state of men by Samuel Pufendorf( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über die Verfassung des deutschen Reiches by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of stoicism in Kant's moral philosophy by Michael J Seidler( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voorrecht : een roman van den overgang by Michael J Seidler( Book )

1 edition published in 1921 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of stoicism in Kant's moral philosophy by Michael J Seidler( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the natural state of men by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation by Robert von Friedeburg( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Turkish Judgment" and the English Revolution : Pufendorf and the Right of Resistance by Michael J Seidler( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Medical paradigm in Aristotelian ethics by Michael J Seidler( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Prevention and control of classical swine fever in pigs and wild boar in Hungary by C Terpstra( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pufendorf and the Politics of Recognition by Michael J Seidler( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Samuel Pufendorf's On the natural state of men by Samuel Pufendorf( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Der Begriff des Völkerrechts bei Samuel Pufendorf by Michael J Seidler( )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Turkish judgement and the English Revolution : Pufendorf on the right of resistance by Michael J Seidler( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The present state of Germany Über die Verfassung des deutschen Reiches
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An introduction to the history of the principal kingdoms and states of EuropeThe political writings of Samuel PufendorfÜber die Verfassung des deutschen Reiches
Alternative Names
Seidler, Michael

Seidler, Michael J.

Seidler, Michael J. 1950-

Languages
English (53)

German (4)

Latin (2)

Dutch (1)