Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan (Hardback)
  • Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan (Hardback)
zoom

Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan (Hardback)

(author)
£67.00
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Hobbes's political theory has traditionally been taken to be an endorsement of state power and a prescription for unconditional obedience to the sovereign's will. In this book, Susanne Sreedhar develops a novel interpretation of Hobbes's theory of political obligation and explores important cases where Hobbes claims that subjects have a right to disobey and resist state power, even when their lives are not directly threatened. Drawing attention to this broader set of rights, her comprehensive analysis of Hobbes's account of political disobedience reveals a unified and coherent theory of resistance that has previously gone unnoticed and undefended. Her book will appeal to all who are interested in the nature and limits of political authority, the right of self-defense, the right of revolution, and the modern origins of these issues.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521197243
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is an excellent book on centrally important - but often neglected - aspects of Hobbes' political and moral theories. It is powerfully argued and lucidly expressed. Written with verve and humor, it is great fun to read, and deserves a wide audience.' Johann Sommerville, University of Wisconsin-Madison
'Sreedhar offers a thought-provoking, textually sensitive and plausible discussion of such central topics as liberty, authorization and absolutism, explaining the mutual relationships of these ideas in Hobbes's system. Clearly written and accessibly argued, this book will be of interest to philosophers, political scientists, intellectual historians and scholars of social theory alike.' Sharon Lloyd, University of Southern California

You may also be interested in...

Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
How to Own the Room
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Political Correctness Gone Mad?
Added to basket
Future Politics
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£10.00
Hardback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.