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  1. added 2018-09-21
    Jean Hampton, "Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition". [REVIEW]Paul Russell - 1989 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 27 (4):620.
  2. added 2018-09-16
    The Free Will Problem [Hobbes, Bramhall and Free Will].Paul Russell - 2011 - In Desmond M. Clarke & Catherine Wilson (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe. New York, NY, USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 424-444.
    This article examines the free will problem as it arises within Thomas Hobbes' naturalistic science of morals in early modern Europe. It explains that during this period, the problem of moral and legal responsibility became acute as mechanical philosophy was extended to human psychology and as a result human choices were explained in terms of desires and preferences rather than being represented as acts of an autonomous faculty. It describes how Hobbes changed the face of moral philosophy, through his Leviathan, (...)
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    Hobbes como um contratualista moderno. Uma proposição falaciosa.Antonio Horta Fernandes - 2017 - Anuario Filosófico 50 (2):399-418.
    Con el presente artículo se procura mostrar que Hobbes, aunque sea uno de los padres fundadores del paradigma individualista político moderno, no es un contractualista, insistiendo para tal efecto en su obra Leviatán. El soberano no nace así mediante el contrato social y político que daría origen a la sociedad, sino que más bien el contrato presupone la figura del soberano, sin la cual la sociedad política individualista ni siquiera existiría. La cabal comprensión del poder soberano es entonces el principal (...)
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    Sovereign Jurisdiction, Territorial Rights, and Membership in Hobbes.Arash Abizadeh - 2016 - In A. Martinich & Kinch Hoekstra (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    Although sovereign jurisdictional authority is not itself a kind of property right for Hobbes, it is the object of the sovereign’s (not the state’s) proprietary rights. Jurisdictional authority for Hobbes is foundationally over persons rather than territory, so that the sovereign’s territorial jurisdiction is parasitic on jurisdiction over persons. Territory nevertheless plays a significant role in determining subjects’ political obligations because the sovereign’s ability to protect subjects is necessary for such obligations, and control over space is necessary to protect subjects. (...)
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    A Tale of Two Commonwealths. Sarver - 2007 - Journal of Philosophical Research 32:269-291.
    Two, ostensibly different, versions of the social contract appear in Hobbes’s Leviathan, a commonwealth by institution and one by acquisition. These versions unexpectedly converge in chapter 20 with his remarkable claim that both commonwealths have the same rights and consequences of sovereignty. I argue that the first of these versions gives rise to a disjunction that logically commits Hobbes to either an impotent state or a Thrasymachean styled tyranny. After this, I describehow he tries to distance himself from the unsettling (...)
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  6. added 2016-12-12
    The Limits of Hobbesian Contractarianism.Jody S. Kraus - 1993 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 1994 book constitutes a sustained, comprehensive, and rigorous critique of contemporary Hobbesian contractarianism as expounded in the work of Jean Hampton, Gregory Kavka, and David Gauthier. Professor Kraus argues that the attempts by these three philosophers to use Hobbes to answer current political and moral questions fail. The reasons why they fail are related to fundamental problems intrinsic to Hobbesian contractarianism: first, the problem of collective action arising out of the tension in Hobbes's theory between individual and collective rationality; (...)
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  7. added 2016-12-08
    L'état de nature de Hobbes dans la philosophie anglo-saxonne contemporaine : Gauthier, Hampton et Gray.Tom Sorell - 2006 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 79 (4):461.
    Les usages que fait Hobbes de l’état de nature sont souvent mal compris par les philosophes anglo-américains contemporains, y compris par des commentateurs distingués comme Gauthier et Hampton. À la différence de Gauthier, je soutiens que Hobbes ne se soucie nullement de naturaliser le fondement de la motivation morale, et je conteste l’interprétation de Hampton qui considère que le contractualisme hobbesien a plus de pertinence pour nous aujourd’hui que le contractualisme kantien. Il existe certes des liens entre une juste interprétation (...)
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  8. added 2016-11-21
    Hobbes: razón y contrato social.Carlos E. Miranda - 1986 - Revista de filosofía (Chile) 27:25-33.
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    Hobbes et les néocontractualismes contemporains.Luc Foisneau & Tom Sorell - 2006 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 79 (4):425.
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    XII—Analysing Hobbes's Contract.M. T. Dalgarno - 1976 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 76 (1):209-226.
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    Applying the Social Contract Theory in Opposing Animal Rights.Stephen C. Sanders - manuscript
  12. added 2016-02-15
    Equality, Right, and Identity: Rethinking the Contract Through Hobbes and Marx.R. Govind - 2011 - Télos 2011 (154):75-98.
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  13. added 2015-12-31
    Normalized Exceptions and Totalized Potentials: Violence, Sovereignty and War in the Thought of Thomas Hobbes and Giorgio Agamben.Anna-Verena Nosthoff - 2015 - Russian Sociological Review 14 (4):44–76.
    This study seeks to critically explore the link between sovereignty, violence and war in Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer series and Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan. From a brief rereading of Leviathan’s main arguments that explicitly revolves around the Aristotelian distinction between actuality/ potentiality, it will conclude that Hobbesian pre-contractual violence is primarily based on what Hobbes terms “anticipatory reason” and the problem of future contingency. Relying on Foucauldian insights, it will be emphasized that the assumption of certain potentialities suffices in leading to (...)
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  14. added 2015-04-08
    Sobre a noção de contrato social em Hobbes.João Lopes - 1979 - Discurso: Revista do Departamento de Filosofia da Universidade de Sao Paulo:87-94.
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    El Estado como producto de la racionalidad estratégica en la filosofía de Thomas Hobbes.Rusbel Martínez Rodríguez - 2002 - El Catoblepas: Revista Crítica Del Presente.
    En este artículo evalúo el comportamiento estratégico de la racionalidad instrumental en el pensamiento político de Thomas Hobbes. Para ello empleo el dilema del prisionero y argumento que tal dilema permite modelar adecuadamente el estado de naturaleza que emplea Hobbes para desarrollar sus formulaciones principales con respecto a la necesidad de un orden institucional y de un poder soberano que garantice la paz.
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    La Idea Del Contrato Social En la Tradición Inglesa.Carlos E. Miranda, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume & Universidad de Chile - 1987 - Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Universidad de Chile.
  17. added 2015-01-05
    L’istituzione della giustizia. La solidarietà come obbligazione dei moderni secondo Durkheim.Nicola Marcucci - 2014 - Scienza and Politica. Per Una Storia Delle Dottrine 26 (51).
    This essay is dedicated to Durkheimian conception of justice. The Hobbesian polarization between law and justice is considered paradigmatic for modern political thought. The Durkheim contribution is a significant reformulation of Hobbes’ alternative, able to highlight differently the constitutive tension between law and justice. Durkheim’s criticism against contract theories reframes the juridical order trough the concept of solidarity, considered by Durkheim as the unthought premise to modern obligation. The contract theory, has to been considered as the modern way to think (...)
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  18. added 2014-12-12
    The Social Contract.Thomas Hobbes - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Exploring Ethics: An Introductory Anthology. Oxford University Press.
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    Contract, Culture, and Citizenship: Transformative Liberalism From Hobbes to Rawls.Mark E. Button - 2008 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    "Explores the concept of the social contract and how it shapes citizenship. Argues that the modern social contract is an account of the ethical and cultural conditions upon which modern citizenship depends"--Provided by publisher.
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  20. added 2014-12-10
    Egoism, Reason, and the Social Contract.A. P. Martinich - 2012 - Hobbes Studies 25 (2):209-222.
    Bernard Gert’s distinctive interpretation of the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes in his recent book may be questioned in at least three areas: (1) Even if Hobbes is not a psychological egoist, he seems to be a desire egoist, which has the consequence, as he understands it, that a person acts at least for his own good in every action. (2) Although there are several senses of reason, it seems that Hobbes uses the idea that reason is calculation of means to (...)
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    Hobbes and the Social Contract Tradition.Tito Magri - 1989 - History of European Ideas 10 (5):597-601.
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    Hobbes Ambiguous Politics.M. M. Goldsmith - 1990 - History of Political Thought 11 (4):639-673.
  23. added 2014-12-04
    Pirates, Privateers and the Contract Theories of Hobbes and Locke.Peter Hayes - 2008 - History of Political Thought 29 (3):461-484.
    A company of buccaneers invites comparison with states founded on the social contracts of Hobbes and Locke. These companies were formed by an explicit contract, the articles of agreement, and transgressors risked being marooned in a literal state of nature. Buccaneers were relatively powerful and their authority structure and share system was relatively democratic. The role of venture capitalists in organizing buccaneering may explain why parallels with Locke's social contract are particularly striking. Matthew Tindall attempted to exclude pirates and include (...)
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    Comments on Hobbes Social-Contract.Jean Hampton - 1988 - Noûs 22 (1):85-86.
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    When is a Contract Theorist Not a Contract Theorist? Mary Astell and Catharine Macaulay as Critics of Thomas Hobbes.Karen Green - 2012 - In Nancy Hirschmann Joanne Wright (ed.), Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes. Penn State. pp. 169-89.
    Although Catharine Macaulay was a contract theorist and early feminist her philosophy is not based on a concept of liberty like that of Hobbes, but on a notion of individual liberty as self government close to that accepted by Mary Astell. This raises the question of whether criticisms of liberal feminism which assume that it is rooted in Hobbes's suspect notion of freedom and consent may miss there mark.
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  26. added 2014-04-02
    Naturzustand, Eigentum und Staat. Immanuel Kants Relativierung des „Ideal des hobbes“.Karlfriedrich Herb & Bernd Ludwing - 1993 - Kant-Studien 84 (3):283-316.
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    Natural State, Property and Statehood, Kant, Immanuel Relativization of the Hobbesian Ideal.Karlfriedrich Herb & Bernd Ludwig - 1993 - Kant-Studien 84 (3):283-316.
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    The Limits of Hobbesian Contractarianism, Jody Krauss, Cambridge University Press, 1993, 334 + Ix Pages.Jean Hampton - 1996 - Economics and Philosophy 12 (1):125.
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    The Hobbes Game, Human Diversity, and Learning Styles.Martin E. Gerwin - 1996 - Teaching Philosophy 19 (3):247-258.
    This paper recounts the pedagogical benefits of the Hobbes Game to introduce students to Hobbes' social contract theory. The author introduces a modified version of John Immerwahr's Hobbes Game and organizes the activities according David Kolb's typology of learning styles. The game provides students with a concrete experience of thought experiments from the text and encourages reflective observation of the theory itself. Since the game mimics the experience of the Hobbesian state of nature students are able to see Hobbes' arguments (...)
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    Thomas HObbes and the Nature of Contract.Ian Ward - 1993 - Studia Leibnitiana 25 (1):90-110.
    L'objet de cet article est de reconsidérer la nature du Contrat chez Thomas Hobbes, tel qu'il la définit plus particulièrement au chapitre XIV du Leviathan, et de la replacer dans une perspective légale, historique, et jurisprudentielle précise. La notion de contrat au milieu du dix-septième siècle en Angleterre etait très différente de celle que nous reconnaissons aujourd'hui en matière de jurisprudence dans le domaine de la 'Common Law'. Hobbes décrit un contrat strictement socratique et strictement formaliste dans lequel l'équité qui (...)
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  31. added 2014-03-30
    'Promising' Ideas: Hobbes and Contract in Spinoza's Political Philosophy.Don Garrett - 2010 - In Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Michael A. Rosenthal (eds.), Spinoza's 'Theological-Political Treatise': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press. pp. 192.
  32. added 2014-03-23
    The Role of Education in Political Stability.Jeremy Anderson - 2003 - Hobbes Studies 16 (1):95-104.
    Currently the dominant interpretation of Hobbes in the field of moral and political philosophy is as a social contract theorist: that he legitimates moral rules and sovereign power by arguing that we would agree we are better off obeying a sovereign than living in a state of nature, and that we are best off if that sovereign is an absolute monarch. There are interesting alternatives to this reading of Hobbes—Warrender’s divine-command interpretation and Boonin-Vail’s virtue theory interpretation, to name just two—but (...)
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    Group Dynamics in the State of Nature.J. Mckenzie Alexander - 2001 - Erkenntnis 55 (2):169-182.
    One common interpretation of the Hobbesian state of nature views itas a social dilemma, a natural extension of the well-knownprisoner''s dilemma to a group context. Kavka (1986)challenges this interpretation, suggesting that the appropriate wayto view the state of nature is as a quasi social dilemma. Iargue that Hobbes''s remarks on the rationality of keeping covenantsin the state of nature indicate that the quasi social dilemma doesnot accurately represent the state of nature. One possiblesolution, I suggest, views the state of nature (...)
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  34. added 2014-03-19
    Die Herausbildung des Sozialstaatsdenkens im neuzeitlichen Kontraktualismus von Hobbes bis Fichte.Bärbel Frischmann - 2006 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 60 (4):554-589.
    In diesem Beitrag wird die These vertreten, dass dem Gesellschaftsvertrag im neuzeitlichen Kontraktualismus von Hobbes bis Fichte nicht nur die Aufgabe der Gewährung von Schutz und die Sicherung individueller Freiheit zugesprochen wird, sondern dass an den Staat als Verkörperung des Gemeinwillens durchaus auch sozialpolitische Aufgaben delegiert werden. Der Kontraktualismus eröffnet eine Auffassung von Sozialstaatlichkeit, die nicht an einen substantiellen Begriff von Wohlstand gebunden ist, sondern an die per Vertrag verbindlich gemachte Grundidee der Verpflichtung der Gemeinschaft zur Hilfeleistung bzw. zur Bereitstellung (...)
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    Hobbes’s and Locke’s Contract Theories: Political Not Metaphysical.Deborah Baumgold - 2005 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 8 (3):289-308.
    Abstract Inspired by Rawls?s admission that his twentieth?century contract theory builds in the parochial horizon of modern constitutional democracy, this essay critically examines two truisms about seventeenth?century contract theory. The first is the stock view that the English case is irrelevant to the logic of Leviathan and the Second Treatise. To the contrary, I argue that their political conclusions depend on introducing constitutional and legal ?facts?, in particular, facts about the constitution of the English monarchy. Second, I challenge the Whiggish (...)
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    Hobbes's Concept of Multitude.Omar Astorga - 2011 - Hobbes Studies 24 (1):5-14.
    In this brief article I expound some uses that Hobbes gave to the concept of multitude. Firstly, I explain the distinction between "people" and "multitude", the confusion of which was regarded in De Cive as a cause of sedition. The plural and disunited character of the multitude is highlighted, in comparison with the unity that constitutes the people. Secondly, I show that Hobbes, beyond the cited distinction, makes a relevant use in Leviathan of the principle of representation, in order to (...)
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    The Received Hobbes.Elisabeth Ellis - 2010 - In Ian Shapiro (ed.), Leviathan. Yale University Press. pp. 481-518.
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    The Social Contract Theorists: Critical Essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau.John Charvet, Joshua Cohen, David Gauthier, M. M. Goldsmith, Jean Hampton, Gregory S. Kavka, Patrick Riley, Arthur Ripstein & A. John Simmons - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This rich collection will introduce students of philosophy and politics to the contemporary critical literature on the classical social contract political thinkers Thomas Hobbes , John Locke , and Jean-Jacques Rousseau . A dozen essays and book excerpts have been selected to guide students through the texts and to introduce them to current scholarly controversies surrounding the contractarian political theories of these three thinkers.
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    Imagination and Reason-Reflections on Hobbes Social-Contract Theory.Wh Schrader - 1975 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 82 (2):309-322.
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    Cooperating and Contracting: A Reply to I. Haji's "Hampton on Hobbes on State-of-Nature Cooperation".Jean Hampton - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (3):603-609.
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    Hampton on Hobbes on State-of-Nature Cooperation.Ishtiyaque Haji - 1991 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 51 (3):589-601.
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    Equality, Right, and Identity: Rethinking the Contract Through Hobbes and Marx.Rahul Govind - 2011 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2011 (154):75-98.
    ExcerptThe following essay is an investigation into the nature of the contract, the way in which the contract indexes “right” and equality, and the textual and historical expressions—as well as echoes—that this has taken from Thomas Hobbes to Karl Marx.1 The opening set of conceptual remarks will lead to a reading of Hobbes's Leviathan and Marx's On the Jewish Question, with the intent of arguing that both texts were concerned with theoretically explicating the relationship between right and equality, germane to (...)
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    Hobbes and the Motivations of Social Contract Theory.Jonathan Wolff - 1994 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2 (2):271 – 286.
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    The Symmetry Enigma in Hobbes.Ishtiyaque Haji - 1990 - Dialogue 29 (2):189-.
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    Symposium Papers, Comments and an Abstract: Comments on "Hobbes' Social Contract".Daniel M. Farrell - 1988 - Noûs 22 (1):83-84.
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    Confusions in Hobbes's Analysis of the Civil Covenant.Sanford W. Wood - 1971 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 2 (1/2):195-203.
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    Why Hobbes' State of Nature is Best Modeled by an Assurance Game.Michael Moehler - 2009 - Utilitas 21 (3):297-326.
    In this article, I argue that if one closely follows Hobbes' line of reasoning in Leviathan, in particular his distinction between the second and the third law of nature, and the logic of his contractarian theory, then Hobbes' state of nature is best translated into the language of game theory by an assurance game, and not by a one-shot or iterated prisoner's dilemma game, nor by an assurance dilemma game. Further, I support Hobbes' conclusion that the sovereign must always punish (...)
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    Ought Hobbes's Natural Condition of Mankind Be Represented As A Prisoner's Dilemma ?Noel Boulting - 2005 - Hobbes Studies 18 (1):27-49.
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    Renegotiating the Social Contract: Hobbes to Rawls.Deborah A. Kissinger - 2003 - Dissertation, University of Hawai'i
    Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, and Rawls set out different versions of the social contract theory. In this dissertation, these different versions are treated as iterative accounts within an on-going meta-conversation. To facilitate this conversation, a generic social contract is developed that sets out a uniform way to look at the different versions of the social contract. The generic social contract highlights specific features of the contract process for comparison by creating a set of questions that are posed to each theorist. (...)
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    Combining Morality and Rationality: Hobbes on Contracts and Covenants.Olli Loukola - 1998 - Hobbes Studies 11 (1):70-93.
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