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S. A. Lloyd proposes a radically new interpretation of Hobbes's Leviathan that shows transcendent interests - interests that override the fear of death - to be crucial to both Hobbes's analysis of social disorder and his proposed remedy to it. Most previous commentators in the analytic philosophical tradition have argued that Hobbes thought that credible threats of physical force could be sufficient to deter people from political insurrection. Professor Lloyd convincingly shows that because Hobbes took the transcendence of religious and moral interests seriously, he never believed that mere physical force could ensure social order. Lloyd's interpretation demonstrates the ineliminability of that half of Leviathan devoted to religion, and attributes to Hobbes a much more plausible conception of human nature than the narrow psychological egoism traditionally attributed to Hobbes.

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Includes bibiographical references (p. xlv-lxxii) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521396417
Subtitle:
Leviathan
Author:
Hobbes
Author:
Tuck, Richard
Author:
Hobbes, Thomas
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
State, the
Copyright:
Series:
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
Series Volume:
Bd. 38, Heft 4
Publication Date:
19910221
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
eng
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
593

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