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Pothier, Robert Joseph (1699–1772)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-T045-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Robert Joseph Pothier was one of the most influential of modern civilian jurists. At the end of a long period of rationalistic natural law thought, he produced a rational reconstruction of the civil law on the basis of which the transition from law as reason based on custom to law as product of the rational legislative will could be accomplished.

Citing this article:
MacCormick, Neil. Pothier, Robert Joseph (1699–1772), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-T045-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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