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Natural rights and natural law

the legacy of George Mason

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Published by George Mason University Press, Distributed by arrangement with University Pub. Associates in Fairfax, VA, Lanham, MD .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Mason, George, 1725-1792.,
    • Civil rights -- United States.,
    • Natural law.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Robert P. Davidow.
      SeriesThe George Mason lectures
      ContributionsDavidow, Robert P.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF4749 .N38 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 264 p. :
      Number of Pages264
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2726352M
      ISBN 10080260000X, 0802600018
      LC Control Number86020144


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