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The Enlightenment: From Hobbes to Condillac

in The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the Enlightenment, the imagined scene of representation was first used as a means to understand human institutions, particularly language. The origin of language(s) was the subject of numerous ... More


Assenting to the Law: Sacrifice and Punishment at the Dawn of Secularism

Jonathan Sheehan

in After Secular Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775366
eISBN:
9780804780704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775366.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines two texts from mid-seventeenth-century England with a view to understanding the political work done by the language of sacrifice. It challenges the ideas that that moment in ... More


Rousseau

in The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean-Jacques Rousseau formulated a model of primitive humanity based on limited but reasonably reliable ethnographic data. His expulsion of Hobbesian rivalry from human nature—in contrast with John ... More


Introduction

in The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drawing on the works of nineteen leading Western thinkers such as Thomas Hobbes, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Sigmund Freud, this book traces the evolution of the originary models constructed by the ... More


Matthew Hale

in Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757140
eISBN:
9780804779593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757140.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the life and works of Sir Matthew Hale, whose The History of the Common Law was the work of a committed Christian who avoided sectarian disputes; of a great advocate who, amid ... More


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