This special issue of Hobbes Studies looks at Optics, Simple Circular Motion and Conatus. It includes contributions from Agostino Lupoli, John Henry, José Médina, Douglas Jesseph and Franco Giudice.
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About Publication Officer
Alexandra Chadwick and Signy Gunick Allen, PhD students at Queen Mary, University of London, are publication officers of the European Hobbes Society.
Entries by Publication Officer
Gianni Paganini considers the relationship between Gassendi and Hobbes, focusing on the founding of mechanistic psychology. This chapter is published in Anima-corpo alla luce dell’etica: Antichi e moderni, edited by Eugenio Canone.
This article argue that Hobbes’s theory provides greater protection for the natural right of individuals in political society than has been previously recognised due to subjects’ right to live commodiously. As a result the protection that natural right receives in political society places substantive constraints on the actions of the sovereign.
This article argues that Hobbes and Rawls should both be read as advocates of a model of justice as reciprocity, which bases obligations of reciprocity not only on explicit express, but also on tacit acceptance of benefits.
This study of the relationship between early modern literary culture and international legal thought contains a chapter on Hobbes’s translation of Thucydides.
Two translations (in English and in Spanish) have been published of Otfried Höffe’s 2010 book which examines the systematic character of Hobbes’s thought. It presents Hobbes as a ‘rigorous naturalist and an equally rigorous materialist,’ but also as a ‘significant theologian.’
This new book from Eva Odzuck highlights the role of the body in Hobbes’s argument and presents a fresh, new reading of the contractualistic argument. The body determines the content and the theoretical limits of the argument in a decisive manner and is the source of a serious theoretical problem.
Thomas Holden argues for a prescriptivist reading of Hobbes on evaluative language. Hobbes offers neither an account of the reference of evaluative terms nor a theory of the truth-conditions for evaluative statements. Rather, he sees evaluative language simply as having the non-representational function.
New article by Rodolfo Garau looking at the role Hobbes assigns to the heart in the context of seventeenth-century debates on human physiology and animal locomotion.
A new collection of 26 original essays on aspects of Thomas Hobbes’s thought.
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