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Thomas Hobbes and the natural law

Author: Kody W Cooper
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
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Has Hobbesian moral and political theory been fundamentally misinterpreted by most of his readers? Since the criticism of John Bramhall, Hobbes has generally been regarded as advancing a moral and political theory that is antithetical to classical natural law theory. Kody Cooper challenges this traditional interpretation of Hobbes in Thomas Hobbes and the Natural Law.Hobbes affirms two essential theses of classical  Read more...
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Cooper, Kody W.
Thomas Hobbes and the natural law.
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame, [2018]
(DLC) 2018003935
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kody W Cooper
ISBN: 9780268103019 0268103011 9780268103033 0268103038 9780258103040
OCLC Number: 1018458615
Description: x, 331 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The foundations of Hobbes's natural law philosophy --
Hobbesian moral and civil science : rereading the doctrine of severability --
Hobbes and the good of life --
The legal character of the laws of nature --
The essence of Leviathan : the person of the commonwealth and the common good --
Hobbes's natural law account of civil law --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Kody W. Cooper.

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