Reclaiming The Rights Of The Hobbesian Subject by Eleanor Curran

Reclaiming The Rights Of The Hobbesian Subject

byEleanor Curran

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'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.

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ELEANOR CURRAN is a Lecturer at Kent Law School, The University of Kent, UK.
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Title:Reclaiming The Rights Of The Hobbesian SubjectFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:November 9, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001491

ISBN - 13:9780230001497

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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