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Hobbesian applied ethics and public policy

Author: Shane D Courtland
Publisher: New York, New York ; London, [England] : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
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"Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each individual subject. Many excellent books and articles have examined the justification and structure of Hobbes' commonwealth, ethical system, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Thomas Hobbes; Thomas Hobbes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shane D Courtland
ISBN: 9781138691636 1138691631 9781315534398 1315534398
OCLC Number: 1003111776
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages)
Contents: Chapter Editor{u2019}s Introduction / SHANE D. COURTLAND --
part SECTION I Core Issues in Application --
chapter 1 A Hobbesian Approach to Public Policy / SUSANNE SREEDHAR --
chapter 2 Applied Ethics: A Challenge to Contractarianism? / DANIEL EGGERS --
chapter 3 Legislating Death: A Problem in Thomas Hobbes{u2019}s Argument and Its Relevance for Contemporary Democracies EVA ODZUCK --
part SECTION II Medical Ethics --
chapter 4 Hobbesian Medical Ethics / ROSAMOND RHODES --
chapter 5 Hobbes and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Between the Pains of Life and Death / JOANNE BOUCHER --
chapter 6 Hobbes and Informed Consent in Medicine / MARCUS P. ADAMS --
part SECTION III Local Issues in Applied Ethics and Public Policy --
chapter 7 Hobbes on the Ethic and Jurisprudence of Life / KODY W. COOPER --
chapter 8 Cheers by Command of the Sovereign: A Hobbesian Approach to Alcohol / MICHAEL KROM --
chapter 9 Hobbes Comes Out for Equal Marriage / ELEANOR CURRAN --
part SECTION IV Political Issues in Public Policy --
chapter 10 Hobbes and Free Speech / DAVID VAN MILL --
chapter 11 Hobbes and the Welfare State / JAN NARVESON --
chapter 12 Hobbes on Serious Crime / TOM SORELL --
part SECTION V Group Pluralism and Public Policy --
chapter 13 A Hobbesian Response to Terrorism / JEREMY ANdiferSON --
chapter 14 Hobbesian Holdouts PETER VANdiferSCHRAAF --
chapter 15 Between Two Masters: Hobbes{u2019}s Views on International Relations / GABRIELLE STANTON.
Responsibility: edited by Shane D. Courtland.

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"Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each individual subject. Many excellent books and articles have examined the justification and structure of Hobbes' commonwealth, ethical system, and interpretation of Christianity. What is troubling is that the Hobbesian project has been largely missing in the applied ethics and public policy literature. We often find applications of Kantian deontology, Bentham's or Mill's utilitarianism, Rawls's contractualism, the ethics of care, and various iterations of virtue ethics. Hobbesian accounts are routinely ignored and often diferided. This is unfortunate because Hobbes's project offers a unique perspective. To ignore it, when such a perspective would be fruitful to apply to another set of theoretical questions, is a problem in need of a remedy. This volume seeks to eliminate (or, at the very least, partially fill) this gap in the literature. Not only will this volume appeal to those that are generally familiar with Hobbesian scholarship, it will also appeal to a variety of readifers that are largely unfamiliar with Hobbes."--Provided by publisher.

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