Submission and Subjection in Leviathan: Good Subjects in the Hobbesian Commonwealth

Submission and Subjection in Leviathan: Good Subjects in the Hobbesian Commonwealth

by M. Byron

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Overview

Leviathan invests the sovereign with nearly absolute power, and that vast sovereign has drawn the reader's eye for 350 years. Yet Hobbes has much to say about subjects as well, and he articulates a normative conception of a good subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137535283
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Michael Byron is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, where he has held an appointment since 1997. He is the editor of Satisficing and Maximizing: Moral Theorists on Practical Reason (2004), the co- author (with Deborah Barnbaum) of Research Ethics: Text and Readings (2001), and the author of numerous journal articles in normative ethical theory, metaethics, and theory of rationality.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. State of Nature 2. Laws of nature 3. Obligation 4. Subjection 5. Sovereigns

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