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.
In this article, Luke William Hunt argues that the metaphysical underpinnings of Hobbes's project downplay the notion of a purely individualistic conception of the self, pointing to a positivist theory of criminology relying upon external forces.
Gianni Paganini explores the complex interplay between Gassendi and Hobbes, especially with regards to psychology, the foundations of ethics, legal theory, and political philosophy, stressing the important role that ancient Epicureanism and seventeenth-century Neo-Epicureanism played in the birth of a modern theory of individual rights.
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.