Writings on Common Law and Hereditary Right

Writings on Common Law and Hereditary Right

by Thomas Hobbes, T. Hobbes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198237022

ISBN-13: 9780198237020

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This volume in the Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes contains A dialogue between a philosopher and a student, of the common laws of England, edited by Alan Cromartie, supplemented by the important fragment "Questions relative to Hereditary Right," discovered and edited by Quentin Skinner. As a critique of common law by a great philosopher,

Overview

This volume in the Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes contains A dialogue between a philosopher and a student, of the common laws of England, edited by Alan Cromartie, supplemented by the important fragment "Questions relative to Hereditary Right," discovered and edited by Quentin Skinner. As a critique of common law by a great philosopher, the Dialogue should be essential reading for anybody interested in English political thought or legal theory. Cromartie has established when and why the work was written and has supplied extensive annotation (along with a substantial introduction) to make the work accessible to the non-specialist reader. The additional piece sees Hobbes mounting a robust defense of hereditary right, in the course of which he also makes some important general observations about the concept of a right. It is also of special interest as it constitutes Hobbes's last word on politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198237020
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student, of the Common-Laws of England
General Introduction
Textual Introduction
Text
Bibliography
Questions relative to Hereditary Right
Textual Introduction
Historical Introduction
Text
Bibliography

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