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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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This new article by Andrea Bardin analyses Hobbes’s definitions of liberty in “De cive” and the concept of representation in “Leviathan”. These concepts reveal tensions in Hobbes’s political anthropology that only a study of the development of his philosophical materialism can fully elucidate.
This article by Laurens van Apeldoorn considers Hobbes’ contribution to the development of constitutionalist thought by contextualizing his treatment of the concepts of treason and fundamental law in De cive (1642, 2nd ed. 1647) and Leviathan (1651).
A new article by Ziyaad Bhorat, arguing that there are three heads of Hobbesian automata emerging from (i) the texts he translated, (ii) the mechanical artifices that surrounded him, and (iii) the physiology he greatly appreciated.
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.
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.
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