Reclaiming The Rights Of The Hobbesian Subject

Hardcover | December 15, 2007

byEleanor Curran

not yet rated|write a review
'There are no substantive rights for subjects in Hobbes's political theory, only bare freedoms without correlated duties to protect them'. This orthodoxy of Hobbes scholarship and its Hohfeldian assumptions are challenged by Curran who develops an argument that Hobbes provides claim rights for subjects against each other and (indirect) protection of the right to self-preservation by sovereign duties. The underlying theory, she argues, is not a theory of natural rights but rather, a modern, secular theory of rights, with something to offer current discussions in rights theory.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$149.50

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

'There are no substantive rights for subjects in Hobbes's political theory, only bare freedoms without correlated duties to protect them'. This orthodoxy of Hobbes scholarship and its Hohfeldian assumptions are challenged by Curran who develops an argument that Hobbes provides claim rights for subjects against each other and (indirect)...

ELEANOR CURRAN is a Lecturer at Kent Law School, The University of Kent, UK.

other books by Eleanor Curran

Constitution and Statutes
Constitution and Statutes

Hardcover|Aug 25 2016

$28.18 online$29.50list price
Constitution and Statutes
Constitution and Statutes

Paperback|Aug 25 2016

$15.62

Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230001491

ISBN - 13:9780230001497

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Reclaiming The Rights Of The Hobbesian Subject

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction * The Historical Context of Hobbes' Political Theory * Hobbes' Theory of Rights: The Textual Argument * Hobbes' Place in the History of Rights Theories * Hobbes' Contribution to Contemporary Rights Theory * Index