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  1. added 2018-08-07
    ‘The Government of a Multitude’. Hobbes on Political Subjectification.Marco Piasentier & Davide Tarizzo - 2016 - In Sergei Prozorov & Simona Rentea (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics. Routledge. pp. 36-49.
    We shall attempt to elucidate the concept of ‘civil person’, as developed by Hobbes in both On the Citizen and Leviathan. This is where the idea of political subjectification takes its first steps in modern political theory. Such a process of political subjectification is meant by Hobbes as a process of construction of the ‘artificial person’ of the State. The fact that Hobbes defines the persona ficta of the State as ‘artificial’ sometimes leads scholars to forget that he sees the (...)
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    Finding the “Sovereign” in “Sovereign Immunity”: Lessons From Bodin, Hobbes, and Rousseau.David Schraub - 2017 - Critical Review 29 (3):388-413.
    The doctrine of “sovereign immunity” holds that the U.S. government cannot be sued without its consent. This is not found in the Constitution’s text; it is justified on philosophical grounds as inherent to being a sovereign state: a sovereign must be able to issue commands free from constraint. The sources of this understanding of sovereignty—Hobbes, Bodin, and others—are, in turn, condemned by opponents of sovereign immunity as absolutists whose doctrines are incompatible with limited, constitutional government. This debate, and thus the (...)
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  3. added 2017-02-09
    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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    The Representation of Hobbesian Sovereignty: Leviathan as Mythology.Arash Abizadeh - 2013 - In S. A. Lloyd (ed.), Hobbes Today. New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Readers of Hobbes have often seen his Leviathan as a deeply paradoxical work. On one hand, recognizing that no sovereign could ever wield enough coercive power to maintain social order, the text recommends that the state enhance its power ideologically, by tightly controlling the apparatuses of public discourse and socialization. The state must cultivate an image of itself as a mortal god of nearly unlimited power, to overpower its subjects and instil enough fear to win obedience. On the other hand, (...)
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  5. added 2016-12-08
    Kant's Critique of Hobbes: Sovereignty and Cosmopolitanism.Gabriella Slomp - 2005 - Contemporary Political Theory 4 (1):83-85.
  6. added 2016-04-04
    Defence, Civil Honour, and Artificial Will.Boyd Jonathan - 2015 - Hobbes Studies 28 (1):35-49.
    _ Source: _Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 35 - 49 Three influential interpreters – Michael Oakeshott, Leo Strauss, and Carl Schmitt – note that Hobbes’s sovereign is tasked with containing the natural wills of subjects for the sake of civil peace. Yet Hobbes’s sovereign also has a mandate to govern or use his subjects for collective defence, and each suggest that the political-psychological means to ensure submission preclude and prevent the contribution of subjects towards collective ends, which would render Hobbes’s (...)
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  7. 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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  8. added 2015-09-30
    For the Unruly Subject the Covenant, for the Christian Sovereign the Grace of God The Different Arguments of Hobbes’ Leviathan.James Phillips - 2016 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (10):1082-1104.
    This article proposes that Hobbes runs two different arguments for sovereignty in Leviathan. The one is polemical and takes up the notion of a covenant from early-modern resistance theory in order to redeploy it in the cause of absolutism. The other is biblical and constructs an image of the sovereign whose authority is a Mosaic legacy. The one argument is addressed to the unruly subject and teaches obedience, whereas the other is addressed to the sovereign and sets out the positive (...)
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  9. added 2015-07-27
    Hobbes, Sovereignty and Consent.G. A. J. Rogers - 2004 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 1.
    John Rogers explores the concepts of recognition, command and authority and tests their validity in several cases presented by Hobbes, ranging from parental authority to the omnipotence of God. The general thesis he defends is that, for Hobbes, autonomy always goes hand in hand with the possession of power. Even for the individuals in a civil society, there is no autonomy but in a condition of empowerment. But, at the same time, the strength of the laws of nature rests in (...)
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  10. added 2015-01-26
    Hobbes's Theory of Sovereignty in "Leviathan".James Hurtgen - 1979 - Reason Papers 5:55-67.
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  11. added 2015-01-16
    Beyond Citizenship-Hobbes and the Problem of Authority.K. Herb - 2004 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 59 (1):219-225.
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  12. added 2014-12-12
    ¿ Tiene obligaciones el soberano de Hobbes?D. Garber E. - 1993 - Revista Venezolana de Filosofía 28:193-200.
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  13. added 2014-12-10
    Representação e autoridade política em Hobbes: justificação e sentido do poder soberano.Delmo Mattos - 2011 - Princípios 18 (29):63-98.
    Normal 0 21 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 O objetivo desse artigo consiste em analisar as noções de representaçáo e autoridade presente no argumento contratualista de Hobbes. Essas noções sáo fundamentais para o entendimento do modo como o poder soberano age em relaçáo aos membros que o constitui. Assim, desmitifica-se a interpretaçáo no qual evidencia o Estado político proposto pelo filósofo em questáo contrário aos direitos individuais.
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  14. added 2014-12-08
    Sovereignty in Hobbes, Spinoza, and Contemporary Europe.Raia Prokhovnik - 1996 - The European Legacy 1 (1):285-290.
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  15. added 2014-04-02
    Hobbes and the Question of Power.Sandra Field - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (1):61-85.
    Thomas Hobbes has been hailed as the philosopher of power par excellence; however, I demonstrate that Hobbes’s conceptualization of political power is not stable across his texts. Once the distinction is made between the authorized and the effective power of the sovereign, it is no longer sufficient simply to defend a doctrine of the authorized power of the sovereign; such a doctrine must be robustly complemented by an account of how the effective power commensurate to this authority might be achieved. (...)
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  16. added 2014-03-31
    Hobbes on Authority De Cive and Leviathan : A Comparison.Maria L. Lukac De Stier - 1997 - Hobbes Studies 10 (1):51-67.
    The primary purpose of this paper is to show the change in the notion of authority as reflected in Leviathan with respect to De Cive on account of the inclusion, in the former, of the concept of authorization. This notion, which had not appeared in either De Cive or Elements of Law, introduces a new way of conceiving of sovereignty, of power and even of the view on the Kingdom of God. In this paper I will also undertake an analysis, (...)
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  17. added 2014-03-31
    Morality and Sovereignty in the Philosophy of Hobbes.A. P. Martinich - 1995 - International Studies in Philosophy 27 (2):136-137.
  18. added 2014-03-29
    La Sovranità Scomposta: Sull'attualità Del Leviatano.Lorenzo Bernini - 2010 - Mimesis.
  19. added 2014-03-16
    Alla Ricerca Della Sovranità: Sicurezza E Libertà in Thomas Hobbes.Domenico Fisichella - 2008 - Carocci.
  20. added 2014-03-12
    Can Rights Curb the Hobbesian Sovereign? The Full Right to Self-Preservation, Duties of Sovereignty and the Limitations of Hohfeld.Eleanor Curran - 2005 - Law and Philosophy 25 (2):243-265.
  21. added 2014-03-04
    The Sovereign in the Political Thought of Hanfeizi and Thomas Hobbes.A. P. Martinich - 2011 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 38 (1):64-72.
  22. added 2014-02-25
    Sovereignty by Acquisition at the Cape: Foucault, Hobbes and de Mist.George Pavlich - 2012 - In Ben Golder (ed.), Re-Reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights. Routledge. pp. 107.
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  23. added 2014-02-25
    The Nineteenth-Century Theory of Sovereignty and Thomas Hobbes.Mark Francis - 1980 - History of Political Thought 1 (3):517-540.
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    Hobbes Mortall-God-is There a Fallacy in Hobbes Theory-of-Sovereignty.M. M. Goldsmith - 1980 - History of Political Thought 1 (1):33-50.
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    19th-Century Theory of Sovereignty and Hobbes, Thomas.M. Francis - 1980 - History of Political Thought 1 (3):517-540.
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    Renunciation of Justice and Sovereignty in Hobbes Treatises on the State.R. Brandt - 1980 - Philosophisches Jahrbuch 87 (1):41-56.
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  27. added 2014-02-21
    Leviathan Leashed: The Incoherence of Absolute Sovereign Power.Paul R. DeHart - 2013 - Critical Review 25 (1):1-37.
    Early modern theorists linked the idea of sovereign power to a conception of absolute power developed during the medieval period. Ockham had reframed the already extant distinction between God's absolute and ordained powers in order to argue that God was free of moral constraint in ordaining natural law for human beings. Thus, the natural law could command the opposite of what God had ordained if He wished to make it so. Bodin extended Ockham's argument to earthly sovereigns, who do not (...)
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  28. added 2013-11-04
    Hobbes e o Poder Arbitrário.Leiser Madanes - 1997 - Discurso 28:89-126.
    O artigo investiga a filosofia política de Thomas Hobbes, centrando atenção em noções como "árbitro", “arbitrariedade", “arbitragem” etc. Procura-se analisar a substituição, que se opera na doutrina hobbesiana, da razão natural pelo árbitro e da racionalidade pela arbitrariedade.
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    The Influence of Hobbes and Locke in the Shaping of the Concept of Sovereignty in Eighteenth Century France.Ian M. Wilson - 1973 - Voltaire Foundation, Thorpe Mandeville House.
  30. added 2013-10-28
    Hobbes Against the Jurists: Sovereignty and Artificial Reason.Larry May - 2012 - Hobbes Studies 25 (2):223-232.
    This paper discusses sovereignty and examines in detail Hobbes’s debates with the two leading legal theorists of his day, Coke and Hale, both Lord Chief Justices of the King’s Bench. I argue that Hobbes came to change his mind somewhat about the desirability of divided sovereignty by the time, near the end of his life, that he wrote the Dialogue . But I also argue that Hobbes should have developed more than a very thin conception of the rule of law. (...)
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  31. added 2013-10-28
    Hobbes: obéissance et autorisation.Michel Malherbe - 1998 - Hobbes Studies 11 (1):3-12.
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  32. added 2013-09-04
    Rebels with a Cause: Self-Preservation and Absolute Sovereignty in Hobbes's Leviathan.Elijah Weber - 2012 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 29 (3):227-246.
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  33. added 2013-08-27
    The Seat of Sovereignty: Hobbes on the Artificial Person of the Commonwealth or State.Christine Chwaszcza - 2012 - Hobbes Studies 25 (2):123-142.
    Is sovereignty in Hobbes the power of a person or of an office? This article defends the thesis that it is the latter. The interpretation is based on an analysis of Hobbes’s version of the social contract in Leviathan . Pace Quentin Skinner, it will be argued that the person whom Hobbes calls “sovereign” is not a person but the office of government.
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  34. added 2013-08-27
    El absolutismo del Leviatán.Lamilla Jersahín - 2010 - Saga - Revista de Estudiantes de Filosofía 12.
    El objetivo de esta ponencia es evidenciar el inminente absolutismo en la propuesta de Estado de Hobbes y la imposibilidad de rebelarse legítimamente contra el Leviatán. Hay quienes creen que dentro de la teoría política hobbesiana el Estado se vuelve ilegítimo cuando deja de buscar el bien de sus súbditos, por lo que rebelarse contra dicho Estado es totalmente legítimo si se busca instaurar “un gobierno más justo con el pueblo”. Después de exponer cómo se consolida el Leviatán y de (...)
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    La Souveraineté de Bodin à Hobbes.Simone Goyard-Fabre - 1991 - Hobbes Studies 4 (1):3-25.
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    Individualism, Absolutism, and Contract in Thomas Hobbes' Political Theory.Robinson A. Grover - 1990 - Hobbes Studies 3 (1):89-111.
  37. added 2013-06-17
    The Indefensibility of Dictatorship--And the Doctrine of Hobbes.Albert G. A. Balz - 1939 - Journal of Philosophy 36 (6):141-155.
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