Hobbes on resistance : defying the Leviathan /

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Author / Creator:Sreedhar, Susanne.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2010.
Description:1 online resource (183 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Hobbes, Thomas, -- 1588-1679.
Hobbes, Thomas, -- 1588-1679. -- Leviathan.
Hobbes, Thomas, -- 1588-1679.
Leviathan (Hobbes, Thomas)
Political obligation.
Civil disobedience.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- General.
Civil disobedience.
Political obligation.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11826616
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ISBN:9780511776403
0511776403
9780511773822
051177382X
9780511762376
0511762372
9780521197243
0521197244
9781107690790
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-180) and index.
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Summary:"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"--
Other form:Print version: Sreedhar, Susanne. Hobbes on resistance. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521197243
Standard no.:3202587