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Thomas Hobbes

1st Edition

Edited by Gabriella Slomp


568 pages

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The aim of this collection is twofold: on the one hand, it brings together the most significant and influential articles on Hobbes that have been published in the twentieth century; on the other hand, it aims at capturing the trend of fragmentation of Hobbes studies offering a taste of early epic interpretations that engaged with the whole of Hobbes’s theory, and a taste of later works interested in capturing more limited narratives and at recounting parallel stories that seem to be running through Hobbes’s works. The introduction offers a compass to orient the reader’s journey through the collection.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part I Hobbes's System of Natural and Political Science: Introduction to Leviathan, Michael Oakeshott; On the spirit of Hobbes's political philosophy, Leo Strauss; Philosophy and politics in Hobbes, J.W.N. Watkin. Part II Hobbes's Political Theory: Thomas Hobbes and Thucydides, Richard Schlatter; Hobbes and natural law theory, Norberto Bobbio; Review: Hobbes's 'Leviathan', Quentin Skinner; Thomas Hobbes and his disciples in France and England, Quentin Skinner; Grotius Carneades and Hobbes, Richard Tuck. Part III Fragmented Hobbesian Scholarship: A: Of Man and Commonwealth: Thucydides and Hobbes's state of nature, George Klosko and Daryl Rice; Hobbes and rational choice theory, Patrick Neal; God hath ordained to man a helper: Hobbes, patriarchy and conjugal right, Carole Pateman; Hobbesian political order, Russell Hardin; Hobbes and the Foole, Kinch Hoekstra; B: Of Christian Commonwealth: Time, history and eschatology in the thought of Thomas Hobbes, J.G.A. Pocock; Some guidelines into Hobbes's theology, Arrigo Pacchi; Calvin and Hobbes or, Hobbes as an orthodox Christian, Edwin Curley; C: The Rhetoric of Leviathan: The artist of the Leviathan title page, Keith Brown; Hobbes' linguistic turn, Terence Ball; Hobbes's persuasive civil science, Tom Sorell; Hobbes's Biblical beasts, Leviathan and Behemoth, Patricia Springborg; D: International Relations: Thomas Hobbes and the external relations of states, Murray Forsyth; Hobbes's theory of international relations, Noel Malcolm; The Hobbesian tradition in 20th century international thought, R.John Vincent; Name index.

About the Editor

Gabriella Slomp, Dr, University of St Andrews, UK.

About the Series

International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought

International Library of Essays in the History of Social and Political Thought

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