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The Resource Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton

Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton

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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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hampton, Jean.
Dewey number
320.1/092/4
Index
index present
LC call number
JC153.H66
LC item number
H36 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social contract
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Hobbes, Thomas
Label
Hobbes and the social contract tradition, Jean Hampton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511625060
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
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 299 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511625060
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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