Submission and Subjection in Leviathan

Submission and Subjection in Leviathan

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In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes famously characterizes the state of nature as a predicament in which life is 'solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.' The only means of escape from that dire condition is to found the commonwealth, with its notorious sovereign. Hobbes invests the sovereign with virtually absolute power over the poor subjects of the commonwealth, and that vast and unlimited sovereign has drawn the reader's eye for 350 years. Yet Hobbes has a great deal to say about subjects in a commonwealth as well, and he articulates a normative conception of a good subject. This book develops a novel interpretation of the role of submission in Leviathan, and it introduces the concept of subjection to explain the expectations Hobbes has for good subjects.... An Enquiry into the Asian Growth Model Jan Pakulski and Bruce Tranter: The Decline of Political Leadership in Australia? ... of Institutional Change on Cooperative Behaviour at 26, 000 ft over Sixty Years Michael Byron Kent State University, anbsp;...

Title:Submission and Subjection in Leviathan
Author:Michael Byron
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-04-24


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