Reclaiming the Rights of the Hobbesian Subject

Palgrave Macmillan (2007)
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'There are no substantive rights for subjects in Hobbes's political theory, only bare freedoms without correlated duties to protect them'. This orthodoxy of Hobbes scholarship and its Hohfeldian assumptions are challenged by Curran who develops an argument that Hobbes provides claim rights for subjects against each other and (indirect) protection of the right to self-preservation by sovereign duties. The underlying theory, she argues, is not a theory of natural rights but rather, a modern, secular theory of rights, with something to offer current discussions in rights theory
Keywords Human rights Philosophy  Political science Philosophy  Monarchy Philsoophy
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Call number JC153.H659.C87 2007
ISBN(s) 0230001491   9780230001497
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