Drawing on evidence from across Hobbes’s works, and in particular from an understudied discussion of “Vespasian’s law” in the Six Lessons, Zachariah Black argues that Hobbes models the discrete use of humorous rhetoric in defense of peace.
This article argues that Hobbes creatively utilizes the monster genre’s mythic spatiality, linear trajectory, and subject positions—monster, victim, and hero—to compellingly present a fundamental problem plaguing humanity (wolfishness), as well as his political-theoretical solution (Leviathan).
In this article, J.M. Hoye argues that Hobbes's theory of the state in Leviathan amounts to an assault on the practices of urban republican politics. Triangulating the theory of the state in Leviathan using European ideological, local historical and textual coordinates, Hoye opens new insights into Hobbes's understanding of democracy, republicanism, popular sovereignty and the state.
Silviya Lechner concludes our online colloquium on Hobbesian Internationalism with a reply to her critics.
Oliver Eberl comments on Hobbesian Internationalism, in the penultimate entry to this online colloquium.
Chiayu Chou comments on Hobbesian Internationalism, in the third entry to this online colloquium.