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History and the Family

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of history and the family in debates over human sociability and the foundations of politics, drawing attention to how David Hume was able to revolutionize the use of ... More


Sociability

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines David Hume's science of man as yielding a science of human sociability, placing his writings in opposition to Thomas Hobbes's theory of human nature and his supervening science ... More


Introduction

Paul Sagar

in The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines how David Hume and Adam Smith forged a new way of thinking about the modern state. It considers what Hume referred to as the opinion of mankind, a political theory found in the ... More


Montesquieu’s Attack on the Political Errors of Hobbes

Vickie B. Sullivan

in Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226482910
eISBN:
9780226483078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483078.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

When Montesquieu advances his conception of the state of nature in the first chapters of The Spirit of the Laws, he explicitly rejects Thomas Hobbes’s reasoning regarding the inclinations of ... More


Hobbes and the Future of Religion

Jon Parkin

in Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hobbes gives only ambiguous hints about the future of religion under a Hobbesian scheme. The chapter argues that consideration of that ambiguity might tell us something important about the nature of ... More


The view from the devil’s mountain: Clarendon, Cressy and Hobbes, and the past, present and future of the Church of England

Paul Seaward

in From Republic to Restoration: Legacies and Departures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780719089688
eISBN:
9781526135872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089688.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The lives, and political thought, of Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon, and Thomas Hobbes, were closely interwoven. In many ways opposed, their views on the relationship between Church and State have ... More


The Opinion of Mankind: Sociability and the Theory of the State from Hobbes to Smith

Paul Sagar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178882
eISBN:
9781400889808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

What is the modern state? Conspicuously undertheorized in recent political theory, this question persistently animated the best minds of the Enlightenment. Recovering David Hume and Adam Smith's ... More


Devil in the Details: Hobbes’s Use and Abuse of Scripture

Paul B. Davis

in Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter documents where and how Hobbes’s scriptural quotations diverged from contemporary translations of the Bible. While Hobbes usually relied on these translations, it reveals that on some ... More


A Profile in Cowardice? Hobbes, Personation, and the Trinity

Glen Newey

in Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the development of Hobbes’s political theology during the 1660s, particularly in the Appendices to his Latin translation of Leviathan. It challenges the widely held view that ... More


Hobbes and Early English Deism

Elad Carmel

in Hobbes on Politics and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198803409
eISBN:
9780191860836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803409.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the relationship between Hobbes and English deism was closer than is usually appreciated. Hobbes and the subsequent deists had similar ideas on the relationship between ... More


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