Langballe Jensen, Dr. Mads
Kings College London, United Kingdom
Stipendium für Aufklärungsforschung
BA History of Ideas (2009)
MA History of Political Thought and Intellectual History (2010)
PHD History (2014)
Wissenschaftliche Anstellungen bzw. Tätigkeiten:
2019- Teaching assistant at the Department of Political Economy,
KCL2019- Teaching assistant at European and International Social and Political Studies (EISPS), University College London
2016-2019 Post-doctoral research assistant at the School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London
2015-2016 Post-doctoral fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt 2013 Research assistant at Northumbria University
2011-2012 Teaching assistant at the Department of History, UCLWichtige wissenschaftliche Funktionen und
Member of the pan-European research group Natural Law 1625-1850. An International Research Project (2014-).
Natural Law in the North: Christoph Heinrich Amthor's Philosophia Moralis (1738)
Christoph Heinrich Amthor (1677-1721) was one of the most prominent natural lawyers of the early enlightenment in Northern Europe. He was a prolific author and held prominent positions as professor of law and politics at the University of Kiel in the service of the Gottorp duchy and later as Justizrat and royal historiographer of the Danish monarch. Aspects of Amthor's work have been the subject of historical scholarship, but his substantial body of works on natural law has not, however, been the subject of detailed historical study. This project addresses this desideratum by analysing Amthor's Philosohia Moralis seu doctrina de justo, honesto et decoro (posthumous 1738) in the context of the academic teaching of natural law in Halle in the decades around 1700. The project aims to clarify the distinctive characteristics of the natural law theory and that Amthor's writings presented to his Danish and German audiences. In turn this will provide the basis for determining what other kinds of theory (Halle-inspired and otherwise) it competed with and its significance in Northern Europe.