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By Nancy J. Hirschmann,Joanne H. Wright

Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes features the paintings of feminist students who're centrally engaged with Hobbes’s rules and texts and who view Hobbes as a major touchstone in smooth political concept. Bringing jointly students from the disciplines of philosophy, historical past, political thought, and English literature who include different theoretical and philosophical techniques and a variety of feminist views, this interdisciplinary assortment goals to attract an viewers of Hobbes students and nonspecialists alike.

As a theorist whose trademark is a compelling argument for absolute sovereignty, Hobbes could appear at the beginning to have little to supply twenty-first-century feminist suggestion. but, because the participants to this assortment exhibit, Hobbesian political proposal offers fertile flooring for feminist inquiry. certainly, in attractive Hobbes, feminist conception engages with what's probably the clearest and such a lot influential articulation of the foundational strategies and ideas linked to modernity: freedom, equality, human nature, authority, consent, coercion, political legal responsibility, and citizenship.

Aside from the editors, the members are Joanne Boucher, Karen Detlefsen, Karen eco-friendly, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Jane S. Jaquette, S. A. Lloyd, Su Fang Ng, Carole Pateman, Gordon Schochet, Quentin Skinner, and Susanne Sreedhar.

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