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Appropriating hobbes : legacies in political, legal, and international thought, David Boucher

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Appropriating hobbes : legacies in political, legal, and international thought
Title
Appropriating hobbes
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legacies in political, legal, and international thought
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David Boucher
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eng
Summary
This book explores how Hobbes's political philosophy has occupied a pertinent place in different contexts, and how his interpreters see their own images reflected in him, or how they define themselves in contrast to him. Appropriating Hobbes argues that there is no Hobbes independent of the interpretations that arise from his appropriation in these various contexts and which serve to present him to the world. There is no one perfect context that enables us to get at what Hobbes 'really meant', despite the numerous claims to the contrary. He is almost indistinguishable from the context in which he is read. This contention is justified with reference to hermeneutics, and particularly the theories of Gadamer, Koselleck, and Ricoeur, contending that through a process of 'distanciation' Hobbes's writings have been appropriated and commandeered to do service in divergent contexts such as philosophical idealism; debates over the philosophical versus historical understanding of texts; as well as in ideological disputations, and emblematic characterisations of him by various disciplines such as law, politics, and international relations. This volume illustrates the capacity of a text to take on the colouration of its surroundings by exploring and explicating the importance of contexts in reading and understanding how and why particular interpretations of Hobbes have emerged, such as those of Carl Schmitt and Michael Oakeshott, or the international jurists of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. --
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1951-
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Boucher, David
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Political science
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Appropriating hobbes : legacies in political, legal, and international thought, David Boucher
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Hobbes in Contexts. 1: Hobbes Among the Philosophical Idealists: A Will that is Actual, but Not General. 2: Understanding Hobbes: Philosophy versus Ideology. 3: Constraining Leviathan: Power versus authority in Hobbes, Schmitt, and Oakeshott. 4: Hobbes Among the Classic Jurists: Natural Law versus the Law of Nations. 5: Hobbes Among Legal Positivists: Sovereign or Society? 6: Hobbes Among International Relations thinkers: International Political Theory
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20051280
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
New product edition.
Extent
vi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780198817215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038750138
Label
Appropriating hobbes : legacies in political, legal, and international thought, David Boucher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hobbes in Contexts. 1: Hobbes Among the Philosophical Idealists: A Will that is Actual, but Not General. 2: Understanding Hobbes: Philosophy versus Ideology. 3: Constraining Leviathan: Power versus authority in Hobbes, Schmitt, and Oakeshott. 4: Hobbes Among the Classic Jurists: Natural Law versus the Law of Nations. 5: Hobbes Among Legal Positivists: Sovereign or Society? 6: Hobbes Among International Relations thinkers: International Political Theory
Control code
20051280
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
New product edition.
Extent
vi, 238 pages
Isbn
9780198817215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1038750138

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