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The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

David P. Gauthier

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book presents the most plausible reading of Thomas Hobbes's moral and political theory based on his book, Leviathan. Hobbes constructs a political theory that bases unlimited political authority ... More


The Nature of Man

David P. Gauthier

in The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the logic in Thomas Hobbes's book, Leviathan. To understand morals and politics is to understand man. The chapter argues that the body politic that gives substance to moral ... More


Initial Theory of Sovereignty

David P. Gauthier

in The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter indicates a departure from the usual interpretation of Thomas Hobbes's political theory. Although there are differences between the presentation of the theory in Leviathan and the ... More


Theory of Authorization

David P. Gauthier

in The Logic of Leviathan: The Moral and Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198246169
eISBN:
9780191680939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246169.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter suggests that the political doctrine of Leviathan represents a major advance in Thomas Hobbes's thinking, one which depends almost entirely on the introduction of the concept of ... More


The Covenant with God in Hobbes's Leviathan

Edwin Curley

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hobbes's Christian critics attacked Leviathan both for affirming and for denying the possibility of a covenant between God and man. Filmer attacked Hobbes for affirming that possibility. Clarendon ... More


Leviathan, the Pentateuch, and the Origins of Modern Biblical Criticism

Noel Malcolm

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 33 of Leviathan concerns the authorship and authority of books of Scripture. Hobbes thinks that the evidence for Moses being the author of the Pentateuch is slight, and he thinks that most of ... More


Hobbes's Protestantism

Franck Lessay

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that while Hobbes was a Protestant, he was a Protestant of a very unusual kind. There are aspects of his religious and theological thought that align him with the Church of ... More


Introduction

Tom Sorell

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the book, which brings together contributions from some of the most distinguished Hobbes scholars, and some promising newcomers. It is ... More


Leviathan and De Cive

Karl Schuhmann

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on what all three of Hobbes's political treatises have in common. More precisely, it describes in some detail how Leviathan relates to the earlier De Cive. It first gathers the ... More


The de facto Turn in Hobbes's Political Philosophy

Kinch Hoekstra

in Leviathan after 350 Years

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199264612
eISBN:
9780191718526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264612.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers the Review and Conclusion of Leviathan, a text which is commonly read as a retraction of Hobbes's royalism. In the earlier political writings, and perhaps in the body of ... More


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