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The social contract theorists : critical essays on Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau

Author: Christopher W Morris
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999.
Series: Critical essays on the classics.
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An introduction to the critical literature on the classical and social political thinkers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Essays have been selected to guide students through the  Read more...

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Social contract theorists.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©1999
(DLC) 98037119
(OCoLC)39724161
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; John Locke; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Thomas Hobbes; John Locke; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Thomas Hobbes; John Locke; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Thomas Hobbes; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; John Locke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher W Morris
ISBN: 058511403X 9780585114033
OCLC Number: 44965092
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Hobbes's war of all against all / Gregory S. Kavka --
Hobbes's "Mortall God": is there a fallacy in Hobbes's theory of sovereignty? / M.M. Goldsmith --
The failure of Hobbes's social contract argument / Jean Hampton --
Hobbes's social contract / David Gauthier --
Why ought one obey God? Reflections on Hobbes and Locke / David Gauthier --
Locke's state of nature / A. John Simmons --
Political consent / A. John Simmons --
Structure, choice, and legitimacy: Locke's theory of the state / Joshua Cohen --
A possible explanation of Rousseau's general will / Patrick Riley --
Reflections on Rousseau: autonomy and democracy / Joshua Cohen --
Rousseau, the problem of sovereignty and the limits of political obligation / John Charvet --
The general will / Arthur Ripstein.
Series Title: Critical essays on the classics.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher W. Morris.

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