A new issue of Hobbes Studies is available – including articles by David Lay Williams and Laurens van Apeldoorn in a Research Symposium on Political Economy, introduced by Katherine M. Robiadek.
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Alexandra Chadwick and Signy Gunick Allen, PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London, are publication officers of the European Hobbes Society.
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In this article Christopher Holman suggests that Hobbes’s opposition to democratic life constitutes the central frame through which we must understand some of the most important theoretical mutations that occur throughout the various stages of his civil science.
The paper focuses upon a petition that William Cavendish presented to the Virginia Company assembly defending the democratic constitution of the Company.
A chapter on Hobbes and Spinoza by Michael LeBuffe in the new ‘Companion to Spinoza’ (edited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed) addresses Hobbes’s and Spinoza’s views on the question of whether and how human beings can change. It presents consequences of the philosophers’ accounts of human nature for their ethics and politics.
Jerónimo Rilla argues that Hobbes’s notion of the State draws influence from what classic rhetoricians called prosopopoeia.
Ioannis D. Evrigenis argues that Hobbes’s account of self-interest and risk assessment formed the basis of a powerful argument for the benefits of negative appeals.
By means of careful analysis of relevant writings by Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, and Marx, David James argues that the concept of practical necessity is key to understanding the emergence of the conditions of a free society in terms of a historical process that is initially governed by practical necessity.
In this article Jerónimo Rilla demonstrates that the Hobbesian person’s genuinely natural feature is the human body, understood not as a physio-biological object, but as the ultimate responsibility locus of the person’s performance.
R.J.G. Claassen draws upon Hobbes to show how concession theory can accommodate private initiative and economic analysis, and thus be a relevant position in the debate about the modern business corporation.
Contains pieces on “Political, Sociological and Economistic Ways of Avoiding a State of Nature”, “Hobbes’s Strategy of Convergence”, and the “Use and Abuse of Imagination in Leviathan”
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