Contract theory in historical context : essays on Grotius, Hobbes, and Locke

by Deborah Baumgold

These essays contest the truism that the social contract is a modern political idea. Just as Rawls came to acknowledge that his political theory built in the parochial horizon of his time, Hobbes's, Grotius's, and Locke's theories presuppose their ancien regime world. Despite their universalizing language, Hobbes's and Locke's theories addressed the age-old issue of resistance to tyrants and assumed the framework of hereditary monarchy. Essays in the volume also relate the logic of their contract claims back to Bodin's and Grotius's defenses of absolute sovereignty and direct attention to the affinity between an 'absolutism of fear' and Hume's sensibility. For politically-inclined readers, these theories come to life by being read as treatises on politics in the early-modern state.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • PART I: AN ANCIEN REGIME QUESTION: RESISTANCE
  • 1. Hobbes's and Locke's Contract Theories: Political not Metaphysical
  • 2. Pacifying Politics: Resistance, Violence, and Accountability in Seventeenth-Century Contract Theory
  • PART II: AN ANCIEN REGIME HORIZON: PARTICULARITY AND UNIVERSALITY
  • 3. When Hobbes Needed History
  • 4. Hobbesian Absolutism and the Paradox in Modern Contractarianism
  • PART III: ANCIEN REGIME BOOKS: SERIAL COMPOSITION
  • 5. The Composition of Hobbes's Elements of Law
  • 6. The Difficulties of Hobbes Interpretation
  • AFTERWORD
  • 7. Afterword: Theorists of the Absolutist State
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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書名 Contract theory in historical context : essays on Grotius, Hobbes, and Locke
著作者等 Baumgold, Deborah
シリーズ名 Brill's studies in intellectual history
出版元 Brill
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xv, 190 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789004184251
NCID BB02656911
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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