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The Resource Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton, (electronic resource)

Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton, (electronic resource)

Label
Hobbes and the social contract tradition
Title
Hobbes and the social contract tradition
Statement of responsibility
Jean Hampton
Title variation
Hobbes & the Social Contract Tradition
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This major study of Hobbes' political philosophy draws on recent developments in game and decision theory to explore whether the thrust of the argument in Leviathan, that it is in the interests of the people to create a ruler with absolute power, can be shown to be cogent. Professor Hampton has written a book of vital importance to political philosophers, political and social scientists, and intellectual historians.--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Hampton, Jean
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Social contract
  • Political science
  • Political science
Label
Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511625060
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The passions account of conflict
  • Evaluating the two accounts
  • Problems with the passions account of conflict
  • Problems with the rationality account of conflict
  • The shortsightedness account of conflict and the laws of nature
  • Conflict arising because of shortsighted pursuit of self-preservation
  • Review of the shortsightedness account of conflict
  • The laws of nature
  • Hobbes's science of moral philosophy reexamined
  • God and the laws of nature
  • "Of Man": the foundation of Hobbes's political argument
  • The argument for absolute sovereignty
  • Hobbes's regress argument for absolute sovereignty
  • Can absolute sovereignty be invested in all or some of the people?
  • Hobbes's legal positivism
  • The historical context of the regress argument
  • Authorizing the sovereign
  • Authorization
  • The textual evidence
  • The regress argument and authorization
  • Authorization and Hobbes's nominalism
  • The premisses of Hobbes's argument
  • The permanence and continuity of sovereign rule
  • Hobbes's social contract
  • Problems with Hobbes's social contract
  • Agreements of self-interest
  • Instituting the sovereign, stage 1
  • Instituting the sovereign, stage 2: the leadership-selection problem
  • Solving battle-of-the-sexes problems
  • Voting
  • Creating a commonwealth by acquisition
  • Hobbes's radical individualism
  • Hobbes's materialist psychology
  • Human equality
  • Hobbes's ethics
  • What is the cause of conflict in the state of nature?
  • The rationality account of conflict
Control code
CR9780511625060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521261845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511625060
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The passions account of conflict
  • Evaluating the two accounts
  • Problems with the passions account of conflict
  • Problems with the rationality account of conflict
  • The shortsightedness account of conflict and the laws of nature
  • Conflict arising because of shortsighted pursuit of self-preservation
  • Review of the shortsightedness account of conflict
  • The laws of nature
  • Hobbes's science of moral philosophy reexamined
  • God and the laws of nature
  • "Of Man": the foundation of Hobbes's political argument
  • The argument for absolute sovereignty
  • Hobbes's regress argument for absolute sovereignty
  • Can absolute sovereignty be invested in all or some of the people?
  • Hobbes's legal positivism
  • The historical context of the regress argument
  • Authorizing the sovereign
  • Authorization
  • The textual evidence
  • The regress argument and authorization
  • Authorization and Hobbes's nominalism
  • The premisses of Hobbes's argument
  • The permanence and continuity of sovereign rule
  • Hobbes's social contract
  • Problems with Hobbes's social contract
  • Agreements of self-interest
  • Instituting the sovereign, stage 1
  • Instituting the sovereign, stage 2: the leadership-selection problem
  • Solving battle-of-the-sexes problems
  • Voting
  • Creating a commonwealth by acquisition
  • Hobbes's radical individualism
  • Hobbes's materialist psychology
  • Human equality
  • Hobbes's ethics
  • What is the cause of conflict in the state of nature?
  • The rationality account of conflict
Control code
CR9780511625060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521261845
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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