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Ethics 100 (2):421-422 (1990)

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  1. Hobbes on Representation.Quentin Skinner - 2005 - European Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):155-184.
  • The Two Faces of Personhood: Hobbes, Corporate Agency and the Personality of the State.Sean Fleming - 2017 - European Journal of Political Theory:147488511773194.
    There is an important but underappreciated ambiguity in Hobbes’ concept of personhood. In one sense, persons are representatives or actors. In the other sense, persons are representees or characters. An estate agent is a person in the first sense; her client is a person in the second. This ambiguity is crucial for understanding Hobbes’ claim that the state is a person. Most scholars follow the first sense of ‘person’, which suggests that the state is a kind of actor – in (...)
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