Taking Hobbes at His Word: Comments on Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes by S.A. Lloyd

Hobbes Studies 23 (2):170-179 (2010)
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Rosamond Rhodes
CUNY Graduate Center
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This paper focuses on S.A. Loyd's positive account of Hobbes's moral theory as presented in chapters 5 and 6 of her new book. My discussion challenges Lloyd's reciprocity interpretation of Hobbes's moral theory. In the paper I also take issue with Lloyd's account of the derivation of his moral theory and her account of moral obligation. I offer my own definitional reading of the derivation of the Laws of Nature and my own analysis of how Hobbes explains obligation in terms of assent
Keywords LAWS OF NATURE   GOLDEN RULE   RECIPROCITY   LLOYD   OBLIGATION   DEFINITION   HOBBES   DERIVATION   ASSENT
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DOI 10.1163/187502510X531688
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