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The Resource Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy, edited by Shane D. Courtland

Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy, edited by Shane D. Courtland

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Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy
Title
Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy
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edited by Shane D. Courtland
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Language
eng
Summary
Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each individual subject. Many excellent books and articles have examined the justification and structure of Hobbes' commonwealth, ethical system, and interpretation of Christianity. What is troubling is that the Hobbesian project has been largely missing in the applied ethics and public policy literature. We often find applications of Kantian deontology, Bentham's or Mill's utilitarianism, Rawls's contractualism, the ethics of care, and various iterations of virtue ethics. Hobbesian accounts are routinely ignored and often derided. This is unfortunate because Hobbes's project offers a unique perspective. To ignore it, when such a perspective would be fruitful to apply to another set of theoretical questions, is a problem in need of a remedy. This volume seeks to eliminate (or, at the very least, partially fill) this gap in the literature. Not only will this volume appeal to those that are generally familiar with Hobbesian scholarship, it will also appeal to a variety of readers that are largely unfamiliar with Hobbes. --
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Dewey number
174
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Courtland, Shane D.
Series statement
Routledge research in applied ethics
Series volume
6
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  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Applied ethics
  • Political planning
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Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy, edited by Shane D. Courtland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962823265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1 edition.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781138691636
Lccn
2017017118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962823265
Label
Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy, edited by Shane D. Courtland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962823265
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1 edition.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9781138691636
Lccn
2017017118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962823265

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