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    Fourth Musketeer of Social Contract Theory.Charles Devellennes - 2013 - History of Political Thought 34 (3):459-478.
    Holbach's famous materialistic and atheistic philosophy is less known for its political dimension. Yet the author proposed an original theory of the social contract in his works of the 1770s. This article details the main features of his political thought and of his social contract, notably his proposal of an 'Ethocracy' grounded in utility and justice. This Ethocracy paves the way for a pluralist republicanism that has original features in the history of ideas. Holbach was a reader of Hobbes and (...)
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    Choice, Blind Spots and Free Will.Charles Devellennes - 2014 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 40 (9):895-911.
    This article shows that the concept of choice is central to Isaiah Berlin’s liberalism. It argues that his valuing of choice is anchored in a particular conception of human nature, one that assumes and presupposes free will. Berlin’s works sketch a metaphysics of choice, and his reluctance to situate himself openly in the debate on free will is unconvincing. By introducing the theory of autopoiesis, this article further suggests that there is a way to take Berlin’s value pluralism seriously, by (...)
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    Atheism, Secularism and Toleration: Towards a Political Atheology.Charles Devellennes - 2017 - Contemporary Political Theory 16 (2):228-247.
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    Questioning New Materialisms: An Introduction.Charles Devellennes & Benoît Dillet - 2018 - Theory, Culture and Society 35 (7-8):5-20.
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    Utility Contra Utilitarianism: Holbach’s International Ethics.Charles Devellennes - 2014 - Journal of International Political Theory 10 (2):188-205.
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