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Published: 01 March 2018

278 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474433464

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Hobbes and Modern Political Thought

First Edition

Yves Charles Zarka
Translated by James Griffith

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Reveals the Hobbesian origins of contemporary political concerns, especially the relationships between state, individual and law
  • Discover the origin of liberalism in the Hobbesian theory of negative liberty; that Hobbesian interest and contract are essential to contemporary discussions of the comportment of economic actors; and how state sovereignty returns anew in the form of the servility of the state
  • Controversially argues against received readings claiming that Hobbes is a thinker of a state monopoly on legitimate violence