Hobbes Today: Insights for the 21st Century

Hobbes Today: Insights for the 21st Century

by S. A. Lloyd
     
 

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This volume demonstrates the enduring relevance of the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes for the political and social problems we face today.See more details below

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This volume demonstrates the enduring relevance of the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes for the political and social problems we face today.

Editorial Reviews

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“The thought-provoking articles in Hobbes Today illustrate one of the reasons the history of philosophy is valuable. The book contains great philosophy. The distinguished contributors relate elements of Hobbes’s views, sometimes via novel interpretations, to such pressing, political problems as rights, punishment, and even taxation.”
– Al Martinich, University of Texas at Austin

“An excellent collection of papers by established thinkers and young scholars on the value of Hobbes’s political thought for our world. Both students of Hobbes and contemporary political philosophers will find much of value in these essays.”
– Christopher Morris, University of Maryland

“In this fine volume, the eminent Hobbes scholar S. A. Lloyd brings together an impressive set of essays that test received interpretations of Hobbes’s work and that bring his thought to bear on some of the most pressing questions in contemporary political philosophy. The originality and ingenuity of the pieces collected here amply demonstrate the enduring greatness and perennial fruitfulness of Hobbes’s thought. Anyone interested in Thomas Hobbes can read these essays with considerable profit, and the book will prove an essential supplement to courses on Hobbes’s political theory.”
– Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame

"...In this volume, readers will find a Hobbes who had things to say about rights and equality, taxation, punishment, just war, and whether one has a right to fight for one's country. In other words, these essays, which are of a uniformly high caliber, seek to apply Hobbes's thought to contemporary issues.... This is an excellent anthology.... Highly recommended..."
–C.R. McCall, Elmira College, CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107000599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

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From the Publisher
“The thought-provoking articles in Hobbes Today illustrate one of the reasons the history of philosophy is valuable. The book contains great philosophy. The distinguished contributors relate elements of Hobbes’s views, sometimes via novel interpretations, to such pressing, political problems as rights, punishment, and even taxation.”
– Al Martinich, University of Texas at Austin

“An excellent collection of papers by established thinkers and young scholars on the value of Hobbes’s political thought for our world. Both students of Hobbes and contemporary political philosophers will find much of value in these essays.”
– Christopher Morris, University of Maryland

“In this fine volume, the eminent Hobbes scholar S. A. Lloyd brings together an impressive set of essays that test received interpretations of Hobbes’s work and that bring his thought to bear on some of the most pressing questions in contemporary political philosophy. The originality and ingenuity of the pieces collected here amply demonstrate the enduring greatness and perennial fruitfulness of Hobbes’s thought. Anyone interested in Thomas Hobbes can read these essays with considerable profit, and the book will prove an essential supplement to courses on Hobbes’s political theory.”
– Paul Weithman, University of Notre Dame

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