In this new article, Sarita Zaffini argues that Hobbes invoked a theological notion of representation alongside the more familiar idea of legal authorization. The article draws on Karl Barth to explain this form of representation, while supporting Carl Schmitt’s view of the continued significance of theological representation for modern politics.
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The latest issue of The Review of Politics includes a symposium on Devin Stauffer’s Hobbes’s Kingdom of Light, with contributions by Paul T. Wilford, Geoffrey M. Vaughan, Paul Franco, Ioannis D. Evrigenis, Bryan Garsten, and a response by Stauffer.
This new volume – based on the second biennial conference of the EHS – comprises twelve original essays, written by leading Hobbes scholars, which aim to show that On the Citizen is a valuable and distinctive philosophical work in its own right, and not merely a stepping-stone towards the more famous Leviathan.
In this new article, Alexandra Chadwick examines the significance and originality of Hobbes’s use of ‘mind’, rather than ‘soul’, by comparing his analysis of human nature to widely read English-language accounts of the ‘faculties of the soul’ from the first half of the seventeenth century.
In this new book, Silviya Lechner reexamines the foundations of Thomas Hobbes’s political philosophy to develop a Hobbesian normative theory of international relations.
In this new article, Ilaria Cozzaglio and Amanda Greene examine Bernard Williams’s criticisms of the accounts of realist legitimacy found in Hobbes and Weber.
In this new article, Adrian Blau explores Hobbes’s economistic, sociological and political approaches for avoiding corruption and the state of nature, thereby offering a systematic analysis of Hobbes’s practical political thought.
In this new article, Christopher Holman reconsiders Hobbes’s critique of democratic sovereignty and shows why, for Hobbes, democracy should be regarded as a tragic regime.
In this new article, Susanne Sreedhar examines Hobbes’s neglected Amazon myth to explore questions of gender, misogyny and race in his philosophy.
The latest issue of Hobbes Studies is now available, with original articles by Gianni Paganini, Stewart Duncan, J. Matthew Hope, Eleanor Curran, and Frank Lovett, as well as book reviews.
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