This article reassesses Hobbes’s place in the history of ethics based on an analysis of his various classifications of formal goodness.
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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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The article challenges the interpretation of Hobbes as an antecedent to free market ideology by arguing that his political economy presupposed a complex relation between contract, law, and social networks of credit informed by prudence and robust norms of equity.
This essay argues that Hobbes’s work as a translator was fundamental to his mature political philosophy.
Kabala argues that today’s case for a religiously tolerant Hobbes has missed an important part of the historical record, the second edition of the Humble Proposals. Taking this document into account leads him to the conclusion that Hobbes’s endorsement of Independency alone cannot be used to argue that his work leads to religious toleration.
Robert A. Greene finds that Hobbes is one of the first writers in English to assert the eternity of the law of nature by invoking the biblical-based expression, verbum aeternum. He subsequently tries to understand why Hobbes’s use of the concept of eternity blurs throughout Leviathan.
In this article A. Bardin analyses Hobbes’s shift from The Elements of Law to a materialist approach, challenging Descartes’s dualism.
D. J. Kapust explores Hobbes’s relationship to Lucretius to show that in Leviathan Hobbes decisively rejected central features of Lucretius’ argument.
Article by Laurens Apeldoorn on the distinction in Hobbes’ Leviathan (1651) between the capacities of the sovereign and its importance for contemporary debates on the nature of Hobbesian sovereignty.
New volume edited by S. A. Lloyd provides a state-of-the-art overview of the central elements of Hobbes’s political philosophy and the ways in which they can be interpreted.
A Special Issue of Hobbes Studies on “The Reception of Hobbes in Germany” is now available.
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