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    Grotius on Natural Law and Supererogation.Johan Olsthoorn - 2019 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (3):443-469.
    hugo grotius was lavishly praised by his successors in the protestant natural law tradition for having been the first to make “any great Progress in the Knowledge of the true fundamental Principles of the Law of Nature, and the right Method of explaining that Science.”1 Wildly influential in his own time, historians of philosophy have found it difficult to determine what, if anything, is innovative in Grotius’s moral theory.2 Scholarly assessments of Grotius’s place in the history of ethics have been (...)
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    Self-Ownership and Despotism: Locke on Property in the Person, Divine Dominium of Human Life, and Rights-Forfeiture.Johan Olsthoorn - 2019 - Social Philosophy and Policy 36 (2):242-263.
    :This essay explores the meaning and normative significance of Locke’s depiction of individuals as proprietors of their own person. I begin by reconsidering the long-standing puzzle concerning Locke’s simultaneous endorsement of divine proprietorship and self-ownership. Befuddlement vanishes, I contend, once we reject concurrent ownership in the same object: while God fully owns our lives, humans are initially sole proprietors of their own person. Locke employs two conceptions of “personhood”: as expressing legal independence vis-à-vis humans and moral accountability vis-à-vis God. Humans (...)
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    Hobbes's Account of Distributive Justice as Equity.Johan Olsthoorn - 2013 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (1):13 - 33.
    (2013). Hobbes's Account of Distributive Justice as Equity. British Journal for the History of Philosophy: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 13-33. doi: 10.1080/09608788.2012.689749.
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    Worse Than Death.Johan Olsthoorn - 2014 - Hobbes Studies 27 (2):148-170.
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    Hobbes's on the Citizen: A Critical Guide.Robin Douglass & Johan Olsthoorn (eds.) - 2019 - Cambridge University Press.
    This is the first book-length study in English of Thomas Hobbes's On the Citizen. It aims to show that On the Citizen is a valuable and distinctive philosophical work in its own right, and not merely a stepping-stone toward the more famous Leviathan. The volume comprises twelve original essays, written by leading Hobbes scholars, which explore the most important themes of the text: Hobbes's accounts of human nature, moral motivation, and political obligation; his theories of property, sovereignty, and the state; (...)
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    David Dyzenhaus and Thomas Poole , Hobbes and the Law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 251 Pp, ISBN: 9781107022751, £55 / $ 90. [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2013 - Hobbes Studies 26 (2):204-209.
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  7. Hobbes: Motives and Reasons.Johan Olsthoorn - 2011 - Philosophical Forum 42 (3):293-294.
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    Hobbes on Justice, Property Rights and Self-Ownership.Johan Olsthoorn - 2015 - History of Political Thought 36 (3):471-498.
    This article explores the conceptual relations Hobbes perceived between justice, law, and property rights. I argue that Hobbes developed three distinct arguments for the State-dependency of property over time: the Security, Precision and Creation Argument. On the last and most radical argument, the sovereign creates all property rights ex nihilo through distributive civil laws. Hobbes did not achieve this radically conventionalist position easily: it was not defended consistently until the redefinition of distributive justice as a virtue of arbitrators in Leviathan. (...)
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    In Memoriam: Glen Newey.Johan Olsthoorn - 2018 - Hobbes Studies 31 (2):243-244.
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    Leviathan Inc.: Hobbes on the Nature and Person of the State.Johan Olsthoorn - 2021 - History of European Ideas 47 (1):17-32.
    ABSTRACT This article aspires to make two original contributions to the vast literature on Hobbes’s account of the nature and person of the commonwealth: I provide the first systematic analysis of his changing conception of ‘person’; and use it to show that those who claim that the Hobbesian commonwealth is created by personation by fiction misconstrue his theory of the state. Whereas Elements/de Cive advance a metaphysics-based distinction between individuals and corporations, from Leviathan onwards Hobbes contrasts individuals acting in their (...)
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    Mondiale Rechtvaardigheid Afdwingen.Johan Olsthoorn - 2019 - Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 111 (1):45-62.
    Enforcing Global Justice: War, Necessity and Rights of Armed Resistance of the World’s PoorGlobal justice theorists have long focused on the nature and grounds of duties of the affluent to alleviate the plight of the global poor and to realize justice worldwide. The last few years has seen a flurry of work that shifts perspective to the agency and remedial rights of the global poor. Suppose due assistance is not forthcoming. Could this give the severely deprived a just cause to (...)
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    On the Absence of Moral Goodness in Hobbes’s Ethics.Johan Olsthoorn - 2020 - The Journal of Ethics 24 (2):241-266.
    This article reassesses Hobbes’s place in the history of ethics based on the first systematic analysis of his various classifications of formal goodness. The good was traditionally divided into three: profitably good, pleasurably good, and morally good. Across his works, Hobbes replaced the last with pulchrum—a decidedly non-moral form of goodness on his account. I argue that Hobbes’s dismissal of moral goodness was informed by his hedonist conception of the good and accompanied by reinterpretations of right reason and natural law. (...)
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    Review of Bernard Gert, Hobbes: Prince of Peace (Polity, 2010). [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2012 - Archives de Philosophie 75 (2):354-355.
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    Review of Deborah Baumgold, Contract Theory in Historical Context (Brill, 2010). [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2012 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 74 (2):347-349.
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    Review of Hobbes, Leviathan, Ed. Wessel Krul (Boom, 2010). [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2011 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (4):754-757.
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    Review of Michael L. Frazer, The Enlightenment of Sympathy (Harvard, 2010). [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2011 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 73 (2):385-387.
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    Review of SA Lloyd, Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes (Cambridge, 2009). [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2011 - Archives de Philosophie 74 (2):347-347.
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    Review of Susanne Sreedhar, Hobbes on Resistance (Cambridge, 2010). [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2012 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 74 (2):349-351.
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    Review of Terence Irwin, The Development of Ethics [Chapter on Hobbes]. [REVIEW]Johan Olsthoorn - 2011 - Philosophical Forum 42 (3):293-294.
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    Spinoza on Human and Divine Justice.Johan9 Olsthoorn - 2016 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 33 (1):21-41.
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    ‘This Man is My Property’: Slavery and Political Absolutism in Locke and the Classical Social Contract Tradition.Johan Olsthoorn & Laurens van Apeldoorn - forthcoming - European Journal of Political Theory:147488512091130.
    It is morally impossible, Locke argued, for individuals to consensually establish absolute rule over themselves. That would be to transfer to rulers a power that is not ours, but God’s alone: ownership of our lives. This article analyses the conceptual presuppositions of Locke’s argument for the moral impossibility of self-enslavement through a comparison with other classical social contract theorists, including Grotius, Hobbes and Pufendorf. Despite notoriously defending the permissibility of voluntary enslavement of individuals and even entire peoples, Grotius similarly endorsed (...)
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    Why Justice and Injustice Have No Place Outside the Hobbesian State.Johan Olsthoorn - 2015 - European Journal of Political Theory 14 (1):19-36.
    Despite the signpost prominence of Hobbesian positions in theories of international relations and global justice, the ground and nature of Hobbes’s claim that justice and injustice are non-existent outside the State are poorly understood. This paper aims to provide the first comprehensive explanation of this doctrine . I argue that Hobbes offers two distinct arguments for Justicial Statism: the Covenant and the Propriety Argument. Each argument is premised on a different conception of justice and stresses different implications of the natural (...)
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    Science, Politics, and the Economy: The Unintended Consequences of a Diabolic Paradox.Laurens Van Apeldoorn, Harro Maas & Johan Olsthoorn - 2016 - Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 9 (1).
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