In this article, Luke William Hunt argues that the metaphysical underpinnings of Hobbes’s project downplay the notion of a purely individualistic conception of the self, pointing to a positivist theory of criminology relying upon external forces.
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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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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.
In this article Johan Olsthoorn argues that that as an incorporation of natural persons, the commonwealth of Leviathan becomes one person through the authorized (i.e. non-fictitious) representation of each constituent member singly by one common representative (‘the sovereign’).
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.
In this article Arash Abizadeh argues that for Hobbes, throughout his career, disagreement is the universal cause of war because prickly, glory-seeking humans view its expression as a sign of contempt.
This book, translated from Italian, discusses the influence of Galileo on Hobbes’ natural philosophy.
Hobbes Studies Special Issue “Feminist Perspectives on Hobbes” (33-1/2020), guest-edited by Eva Odzuck and Alexandra Chadwick, contains articles by S.A. Lloyd, Gianni Paganini and Susanne Sreedhar.
Bredekamp’s book on Hobbes’s political iconography, originally written in German, translated by Elizabeth Clegg, available in English now!
This book analyzes the philosophical and scientific debates which took place in Paris during Hobbes’ stay, and which proved to be decisive for the birth of Hobbes’ philosophy.
This book narrates the intertwined careers of Hobbes and Locke during the Restoration period, when the two men found themselves in close proximity and entangled in many of the same political conflicts.
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