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Eleanor Curran
University of Kent at Canterbury
  1. 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.
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    Hobbes's Theory of Rights – a Modern Interest Theory.Eleanor Curran - 2002 - The Journal of Ethics 6 (1):63-86.
    The received view in Thomas Hobbes scholarship is that theindividual rights described by Hobbes in his political writings andspecifically in Leviathan are simple freedoms or libertyrights, that is, rights that are not correlated with duties orobligations on the part of others. In other words, it is usually arguedthat there are no claim rights for individuals in Hobbes''s politicaltheory. This paper argues, against that view, that Hobbes does describeclaim rights, that they come into being when individuals conform to thesecond law of (...)
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  3. Blinded by the Light of Hohfeld: Hobbes's Notion of Liberty.Eleanor Curran - 2010 - Jurisprudence 1 (1):85-104.
    Recent work in Hobbes scholarship has raised again the subject of Hobbes's notion of liberty. In this paper, I examine Hobbes's use of the notion of liberty, particularly in his theory of rights. I argue that in describing the rights that individuals hold, Hobbes is employing "liberty" to cover more than the famously restrictive definition of the "absence of external impediments" and that this broader understanding of liberty should not be put down to simple inconsistency on Hobbes's part. In the (...)
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    A Very Peculiar Royalist. Hobbes in the Context of His Political Contemporaries.Eleanor Curran - 2002 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 10 (2):167 – 208.
    (2002). A VERY PECULIAR ROYALIST. HOBBES IN THE CONTEXT OF HIS POLITICAL CONTEMPORARIES. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 167-208. doi: 10.1080/096087800210122455.
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    Hobbes on Equality: Context, Rhetoric, Argument.Eleanor Curran - 2012 - Hobbes Studies 25 (2):166-187.
    It is often argued that Hobbes’s arguments for natural and political equality are used instrumentally. This paper does not argue against the instrumental arguments but seeks to broaden the discussion; to analyse aspects of Hobbes’s arguments and comments on equality that are often ignored. In the context of the anti-egalitarian arguments of leading contemporary royalist commentators, Hobbes’s arguments and remarks are strikingly egalitarian. The paper argues, first, that there is an ideological disagreement between Hobbes and leading royalists on equality. Second, (...)
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    An Immodest Proposal: Hobbes Rather Than Locke Provides a Forerunner for Modern Rights Theory. [REVIEW]Eleanor Curran - 2013 - Law and Philosophy 32 (4):515-538.
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    Lost in Translation. Some Problems with a Hohfeldian Analysis of Hobbesian Rights.Eleanor Curran - 2006 - Hobbes Studies 19 (1):58-76.
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    The Hobbesian Theory of International Conflict.Eleanor A. C. Curran & Raino Malnes - 1996 - Philosophical Quarterly 46 (184):393.
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    Jurisprudence Revisited.Eleanor Curran - 2015 - Jurisprudence 6 (2):416-420.
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    Comments on Larry May’s Limiting Leviathan, Hobbes on Law and International Affairs.Eleanor Curran - 2014 - Hobbes Studies 27 (2):178-184.
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  11. Reclaiming the Rights of the Hobbesian Subject.Eleanor Curran - 2007 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    'There are no substantive rights for subjects in Hobbes's political theory, only bare freedoms without correlated duties to protect them'. This orthodoxy of Hobbes scholarship and its Hohfeldian assumptions are challenged by Curran who develops an argument that Hobbes provides claim rights for subjects against each other and (indirect) protection of the right to self-preservation by sovereign duties. The underlying theory, she argues, is not a theory of natural rights but rather, a modern, secular theory of rights, with something to (...)
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