Cambridge Companion to Hobbes's Leviathan

ISBN-10: 0521545218

ISBN-13: 9780521545211

Edition: 2007

Authors: Patricia Springborg

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This Companion makes a new departure in Hobbes scholarship, addressing a philosopher whose impact was as great on Continental European theories of state and legal systems as it was at home. This volume is a systematic attempt to incorporate work from both the Anglophone and Continental traditions, bringing together newly commissioned work by scholars from ten different countries in a topic-by-topic sequence of essays that follows the structure of Leviathan, re-examining the relationship among Hobbes's physics, metaphysics, politics, psychology, and religion. Collectively they showcase important revisionist scholarship that re-examines both the context for Leviathan and its reception, demonstrating the degree to which Hobbes was indebted to the long tradition of European humanist thought. This Cambridge Companion shows that Hobbes's legacy was never lost and that he belongs to a tradition of reflection on political theory and governance that is still alive, both in Europe and in the diaspora.
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List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 556
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction Patricia Springborg
Of Man
Hobbes's visual strategy
The beast of myth: Medusa, Dionysus and the riddle of Hobbes's sovereign monster
Sense and nonsense about sense: Hobbes and the Aristotelians on sense perception and imagination
Hobbes on the natural condition of mankind
Hobbes's moral philosophy
Of Commonwealth
Hobbes on persons, authors, and representatives
Hobbes on glory and civil strife
Hobbes and the philosophical origins of liberalism
The basis for the right to punish in
Of a Christian Commonwealth
Hobbes's covenant theology and its political implications
Omnipotence, necessity, and sovereignty: Hobbes and the absolute powers of God and king
Hobbes on salvation
Hobbes and the cause of religious toleration
Of the Kingdom of Darkness
Hobbes's critique of the doctrine of essences and its sources
Leviathan and its Anglican context
The Bible and Protestantism in Leviathan
The 1668 appendix and Hobbes's theological project
Hobbes's Reception
Leviathan and Hobbes's contemporaries
The reception of Hobbes's Leviathan
Hobbes, Clarendon, and Leviathan
Silencing Thomas Hobbes: the Presbyterians and Leviathan
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