Reclaiming the Rights of the Hobbesian Subject
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Palgrave Macmillan (2007)
'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|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$48.38 used (58% off) $57.52 new (50% off) $115.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||JC153.H659.C87 2007|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nedim Nomer (2010). Fichte and the Relationship Between Self-Positing and Rights. Journal of the History of Philosophy 48 (4):469-490.
George E. Panichas (1985). The Structure of Basic Human Rights. Law and Philosophy 4 (3):343 - 375.
Louis Pojman (1991). A Critique of Contemporary Egalitarianism. Faith and Philosophy 8 (4):481-504.
W. J. Talbott (2010). Human Rights and Human Well-Being. Oxford University Press.
John Mahoney (2007). The Challenge of Human Rights: Origin, Development, and Significance. Blackwell Pub..
Eleanor Curran (2010). Blinded by the Light of Hohfeld: Hobbes's Notion of Liberty. Jurisprudence 1 (1):85-104.
Eleanor Curran (2002). Hobbes's Theory of Rights – a Modern Interest Theory. Journal of Ethics 6 (1):63-86.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #776,063 of 1,796,306 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #468,135 of 1,796,306 )
How can I increase my downloads?