His pre-Civil War works, The Elements of Law ( 1938) and De Cive
([ 1642 ] 1998), contain claims that property tights exist prior to or outside the state.
A similar description, even a formulation, of the natural condition, as a condition of bellum omnium contra omnes, can be seen with Hobbes and his previous work De Cive
(1641), completed right before the beginning of the English Civil War (1642-1649).
The bulk of Skinner's argument here is dedicated to the proposition that this radical view of freedom was not present in De cive
and The Elements; Skinner thereby swims against the current of much Hobbes scholarship that stresses continuity between the works.
Mit seinem de cive
versuchte Hobbes erneut, Einfluss auf die Entwicklung in England zu Gunsten einer absolutistischen Monarchie auszuuben.
The next three chapters describe the activities of Bramhall during the Civil War and of Hobbes during the 1630s and early 1640s, including Hobbes's Elements of Law and De Cive
and Bramhall's Serpent Salve, and also each scholar's ties to the Earl of Newcastle, who brought them together in Paris for their 1645 debate on free will.
Using Hobbes's political works Elements of Law, De Cive
and Leviathan and his work on natural philosophy De Corpore, Finn prefers to lead readers into a state of perplexity and force them to respond as he introduces them to both Hobbes and the activities of interpretation and enquiry, describes Hobbes's epistemology in terms of his theories of truth, his metaphysics in terms of the nature of the mind, his moral philosophy in terms of whether his laws of nature are prudential precepts or moral obligations, his political philosophy in terms of appropriate limitations, and his philosophy of religion, in terms of the existence of God.
See also Thomas Hobbes, De Cive
or The Citizen (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1949); David Hume, "Of the Independency of Parliament" in Essays.
Hardt and Negri are ambitious, in that they liken their two works to Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan and De Cive
, now written at a new and equally portentous historical moment.
THOMAS HOBBES, ELEMENTA PHILASOPHICA DE CIVE
264 (Bernard Gert ed.
122; see also his earlier "Vom Burger" [de cive
, 1642/47], in Vom Menschen.
Bohn, 1839-45), I, 91, and De Cive
, cited in Sheldon S.
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