Leviathan after 350 Years

Leviathan after 350 Years

by Tom Sorell
     
 

Tom Sorell and Luc Foisneau present a volume of brand-new new essays which reconsider the significance of Thomas Hobbes's masterpiece after three and a half centuries. The world's leading Hobbes scholars and a few newcomers develop themes that have not received sufficient attention in previous work on Leviathan: the place of the last of Hobbes's treatises in

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Tom Sorell and Luc Foisneau present a volume of brand-new new essays which reconsider the significance of Thomas Hobbes's masterpiece after three and a half centuries. The world's leading Hobbes scholars and a few newcomers develop themes that have not received sufficient attention in previous work on Leviathan: the place of the last of Hobbes's treatises in the scheme of Hobbes's political writings; Leviathan's claims about some of the passions with the greatest effects on politics; and the connections between biblical and political authorities. This is a book that anyone working on Hobbes and this period of intellectual history will want to read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199264612
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
Mind Association Occasional Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Tom Sorell
One: Leviathan among Hobbes's Political Writings
1. Leviathan and De cive, Karl Schuhmann
2. Hobbes De Facto? 'A Review and Conclusion', Kinch Hoekstra
3. The Uniqueness of Leviathan: Authorizing Poets, Philosophers, and Sovereigns, Ted H. Miller
4. Leviathan's Theory of Justice, Luc Foisneau
Part Two: Passion and Politics
5. The Utopianism of Leviathan, Richard Tuck
6. Hobbes and the Classical Theory of Laughter, Quentin Skinner
7. The Political Subject, Yves-Charles Zarka
8. The Burdensome Freedom of Sovereigns, Tom Sorell
Part Three: Biblical and Political Authority
9. The Covenant with God in Hobbes's Leviathan, Edwin Curley
10. The Interpretation of Covenants in Leviathan, A. P. Martinich
11. Leviathan, the Pentateuch, and the Origins of Modern Biblical Criticism, Noel Malcolm
12. Hobbes's Protestantism, Franck Lessay

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