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Inequality: Its Origins and Effects

Mark Philp and Z. A. Pelczynski

in Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199645060
eISBN:
9780191741616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645060.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Rousseau’s account of inequality and property is examined, drawing on the Second Discourse and its account of the simultaneous emergence of inequality and social conflict, but also on Emile, Corsica, ... More


Hobbes and the European Republic of Letters

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247141
eISBN:
9780191597992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247145.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Assesses the European reception of Hobbes's thought from c.1640 to c.1750. It begins by discussing the publishing history of his works on the Continent, and the various attempts to edit or translate ... More


Liberal preliminaries

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter reconstructs Mill's initial statement of his liberal principles in terms of the “one very simple principle”—the harm principle—and his associated categorical approach to assessing ... More


Freedom of expression in a liberal context

David O. Brink

in Mill's Progressive Principles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199672141
eISBN:
9780191751257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672141.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter takes seriously Mill's claim that there is agreement on the importance of expressive liberties and that once the grounds for these liberties are properly understood this provides the ... 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


Philosophy in Context

Desmond M. Clarke

in French Philosophy, 1572–1675

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198749578
eISBN:
9780191813962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749578.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

French public life was dominated in this period by disputes about Reformation theology and by the religious wars between Catholics and Huguenots that it sponsored. Scholastic philosophy alone was ... More


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