Morality and sovereignty in the philosophy of Hobbes

George Shelton

This book is a study of two controversial topics in Hobbes' philosophy: morality and sovereignty. It distinguishes between the two versions of the covenant provided by Hobbes, one establishes a genuine system of morality based on the golden rule and the other justifies the absolute power of the sovereign. The author defends the moral theory through an examination of the various alternatives and the theory of sovereignty by testing it against historical experience.

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  • Preface - Note on References - Human Nature - The State of Nature and Natural Law - The Laws of Nature and Morality - Morality as Reciprocity - The Social Contract and the Golden Rule in Practice - Morality and Objectivity - The Nature of Hobbesian Morality - Hobbes and Kant - Contract Theory Today - Reason and Moral Relativity - Contract and the Commonwealth - Sovereign and Subject - Democracy and the Right of Revolution - The Nature of Sovereignty - Sovereignty and Constitutional Rights - Notes - Index

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書名 Morality and sovereignty in the philosophy of Hobbes
著作者等 Shelton, W. George
Shelton George
出版元 Macmillan
刊行年月 1992
ページ数 x, 324 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0333576381
NCID BA18818119
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス