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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


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


Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Alan Patten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251568
eISBN:
9780191598180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251568.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The book offers the first full‐length treatment in English of Hegel's idea of freedom. It explores his theory of what it is for an individual to be free and his account of the social and political ... More


Introduction

Andrew Sabl

in Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134208
eISBN:
9781400845521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134208.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter discusses how David Hume's political ideas shed light on a host of questions in political theory, political science, and practical politics that would otherwise seem ... More


Stanley Cavell: Philosophy's Recounting of the Ordinary

Stephen Mulhall

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238508
eISBN:
9780191679643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238508.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics

The author of the book presents a full-length philosophical study of the work of Stanley Cavell, best known for his highly influential contributions to the fields of film studies, Shakespearian ... 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


Conclusion

Andrew Sabl

in Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134208
eISBN:
9781400845521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134208.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This concluding chapter considers the larger implications of the Humean account of politics generally and authority in particular, and explores the consequences for political theory of a set of ... More


Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau: Introductory Lecture

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/9780199645060.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The introduction discusses the background to the lectures and Plamenatz’s understanding of the nature of political theory. This is followed by a section each on Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau, ... More


Hume's Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England

Andrew Sabl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134208
eISBN:
9781400845521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134208.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book provides a comprehensive examination of David Hume's political theory, and is the first book to focus on Hume's monumental History of England as the key to his distinctly political ideas. ... More


Leibniz on Spinoza’s Political Philosophy

Mogens Lerke

in Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume VI

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659593
eISBN:
9780191745218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659593.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Spinoza’s political philosophy played an important role in the fact that the mature Leibniz was a strict anti-Spinozist. Leibniz’s reading of Spinoza’s political texts ... More


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