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Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law Tradition

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ISBN-10: 0226062481

ISBN-13: 9780226062488

Edition: 1993

Authors: Norberto Bobbio, Daniela Gobetti

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Pre-eminent among European political philosophers, Norberto Bobbio has throughout his career turned to the political theory of Thomas Hobbes. Gathered here for the first time are the most important of his essays which together provide both a valuable introduction to Hobbes's thought and a fresh understanding of Hobbes's place in the theory of modern politics. Tracing Hobbes's work through De Cive and Leviathan, Bobbio identifies the philosopher's relation to the tradition of natural law. That Hobbes must now be understood in both this tradition as well as in the seemingly contradictory positivist tradition becomes clear for the first time in Bobbio's account. Bobbio also demonstrates that…    
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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 0.55" wide x 0.85" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Author's Note One - The Conceptual Model of Natural Law Theory
Elements of the Model
Variations on the Theme
The Alternative Method
Elements of the Alternative Model
The Conceptual Model of Natural Law Theory and Bourgeois Society
The Family and the State of Nature
The Family in the Conceptual Model of Natural Law Theory
the Bourgeois Family
A Proof "to the Contrary"
The End of the Model Two - Hobbes's Political Theory
The Leading Idea
The Method
Artificial Man
The State of Nature
The War of All against All
The Dictates of Right Reason
The Covenant of Union
Sovereignty Is Irrevocable
Sovereignty Is Absolute
Civil Laws
Sovereignty Is Indivisible
Church and State
Hobbes and His Critics
Hobbes Interpreted Three
Introduction to De Cive
Appendix: Introduction to A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Law of England Four
Natural Law and Civil Law in the Political Philosophy of Hobbes Five - Hobbes and Natural Law Theory Six
Hobbes and Partial Societies Seven
By Way of Conclusion Appendix Considerations upon the Reputation, Loyalty, Manners and Religion of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury
A Brief History of Hobbesian Historiography
Three Books on Hobbes