Emergencies and Politics: A Sober Hobbesian Approach

Emergencies and Politics: A Sober Hobbesian Approach

by Tom Sorell
     
 

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In this book Tom Sorell argues that emergencies can justify types of action that would normally be regarded as wrong.See more details below

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In this book Tom Sorell argues that emergencies can justify types of action that would normally be regarded as wrong.

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"This is an outstanding book on an undertreated and important topic. With careful and engaging arguments, Sorell develops a “sober” Hobbesianism that supports a liberal Leviathan and a “thin”’ conception of security for international politics, enabling it to speak to some of the most pressing real-world emergencies we presently face. This is Hobbesian political thinking at its best." - Catriona McKinnon, Director of Research, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading

"Although emergency situations are prevalent in public life, surprisingly little attention has been paid to them in contemporary political philosophy. Emergencies and Politics is a timely and praiseworthy attempt to fill this gap, and is sure to become the standard reference in the field. Sorell convincingly shows that the violation of moral precepts in times of emergency does not create a "black hole" in which everything is permitted, but is anchored in conventional morality." - Daniel Statman, Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa

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ISBN-13:
9781107425743
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2013
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Format:
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