Article considering whether Hobbes’s science of politics is compatible with his materialism. Sandra Leonie Field argues that Hobbes’s science of politics rests on a dual analysis of human beings: humans as complex material bodies in a network of mechanical forces, prone to passions and irrationality; and humans as subjects of right and obligation, morally exhortable by appeal to the standards of reason.
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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 new book Robin Douglass reconstructs the intellectual context of this engagement to reveal the deeply polemical character of Rousseau’s critique of Hobbes and to show how Rousseau sought to expose that much modern natural law and doux commerce theory was indebted to a Hobbesian account of human nature and the origins of society.
This new article suggests that, unlike standard game theory models, Bayesian game theory can explain conflict in the Hobbesian state of nature—even when the majority of the population would strictly prefer to cooperate and seek peace with other people—due to uncertainty about what type of person the other player is.
New book by Michael Byron focusing on the role of submission in Leviathan, and the expectations Hobbes has for good subjects.
A new article which argues that Hobbes sets out a scientific study of the human mind in accordance with the account of ‘physics’ found in De Corpore. By making this claim, the article suggests that Hobbes’s theory of mind is both consistent and crucial to his moral and political philosophy.
Recent article on Strauss’s Hobbes by Carlo Altini
In this new book Julie Cooper argues that for Hobbes, Rousseau and Spinoza the recognition of one’s limitations was a crucial element of self-rule.
A new article on Hobbes’s philosophy of language.
New article on Hobbes’s biblical exegesis.
This article in History of European Ideas looks at a shift in the field of Hobbes studies that was marked in a congress in Kiel in 1938.
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