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    Thomas Hobbes and the Constraints That Enable the Imitation of God.Ted H. Miller - 1999 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 42 (2):149 – 176.
    Hobbes promises to teach philosophers how to imitate God. With this bold claim as its basis, the paper questions the widely accepted view that Hobbes authored an early instance of a modern social science. It focuses on the constraints that Hobbes imposes on the language of philosophical practitioners. He restricts its truth-claims to the closed circle of language; he does not philosophize to describe, model, predict, or mirror empirical reality. He nevertheless makes claims for a useful science, one that can (...)
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    The Two Deaths of Lady Macduff: Antimetaphysics, Violence, and William Davenant's Restoration Revision of Macbeth.Ted H. Miller - 2008 - Political Theory 36 (6):856-882.
    Stephen White and Gianni Vattimo have argued in favor of weak ontological thought. Particularly for White, weak ontology's contestable fundamentals are a superior response to strong ontologies, including the violence linked to them. I make a historically comparative evaluation of their arguments. The evaluation draws on William Davenant's Restoration revision of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Davenant's play defends Charles II's sovereignty against the strong ontological claims of orthodox Anglicans. Lady Macduff's much expanded role and the death she suffers, in contrast to her (...)
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    Oakeshott's Hobbes and the Fear of Political Rationalism.Ted H. Miller - 2001 - Political Theory 29 (6):806-832.
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    Mortal Gods: Science, Politics, and the Humanist Ambitions of Thomas Hobbes.Ted H. Miller - 2011 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    The humanist face of Hobbes's mathematics, part 1 -- Constraints that enable the imitation of God -- King of the children of pride : the imitation of God in context -- Architectonic ambitions : mathematics and the demotion of physics -- Eloquence and the audience thesis -- All other doctrines exploded : Hobbes, history, and the struggle over teaching -- The humanist face of Hobbes's mathematics, part 2 : Leviathan and the making of a masque-text -- Appendix. Who is a (...)
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  5. The Uniqueness of Leviathan: Authorizing Poets, Philosophers, and Sovereigns.Ted H. Miller - 2004 - In Tom Sorell & Luc Foisneau (eds.), Leviathan After 350 Years. Clarendon Press.
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    In Hermeneutic Circles: A Reply to White.Ted H. Miller - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (6):817-822.
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    Hobbes and the Artifice of Eternity, Written by Christopher Scott McClure.Ted H. Miller - 2018 - Hobbes Studies 31 (2):232-236.
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    Wayward Contracts: The Crisis of Political Obligation in England. [REVIEW]Ted H. Miller - 2006 - Political Theory 34 (2):266-268.
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    Wild Ranging: Prudence and Philosophy's Imitation of God in the Works of Thomas Hobbes.Ted H. Miller - 2002 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 45 (1):81 – 87.
    'Hobbes and the Imitation of God' ( Inquiry , 44, 223-6) is Eric Brandon's criticism of my article, 'Thomas Hobbes and the Constraints that Enable the Imitation of God' ( Inquiry , 42, 149-76). Brandon's criticisms are rooted in a misunderstanding of what is argued. Observations made concerning Hobbes's claims about prudence - a form of thinking Hobbes distinguishes from philosophic practice - are erroneously described by Brandon as a part of arguments concerning Hobbes's claims about philosophy. Brandon's own account (...)
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