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New piece on Hobbes: “Leviathan against the city”

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.

New Article: Gassendi and Hobbes in Dialogue on Psychology, Ethics, and Politics

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.

New Article: Hobbes on rebellious groups

In this article, Jerónimo Rilla argues that Hobbes ascribes responsibility to the leaders of rebellious groups by allowing them to compare to and challenge the sovereign. The centrality of the theory of represented corporations is a result of Hobbes’s aim to erase, not rebellion as such, but only its tumultuous setup.