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The Resource Limiting Leviathan : Hobbes on law and international affairs, Larry May

Limiting Leviathan : Hobbes on law and international affairs, Larry May

Label
Limiting Leviathan : Hobbes on law and international affairs
Title
Limiting Leviathan
Title remainder
Hobbes on law and international affairs
Statement of responsibility
Larry May
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Hobbes wrote extensively about law and was strongly influenced by developments and debates among lawyers of his day. Hobbes is considered by many commentators to be one of the first legal positivists. Yet there is no book in English that focuses on Hobbe's legal philosophy. Indeed, Hobbe's own book length treatment of law, A Dialogue Between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England, has also not received much commentary over the centuries. Larry May seeks to fill the gap in the literature by addressing Hobbe's legal philosophy directly, and comparing Leviathan to the Dialogue, as he offers a new interpretation of Hobbe's views about the connections among law, politics, and morality. May argues that Hobbes is much more amenable to moral, and even legal, limits on law-making - indeed closer to Lon Fuller than to today's legal positivists - than he is often portrayed. He shows that Hobbe's views can provide a sold grounding for the rules of war and international relations generally, contrary to the near universal belief that Hobbes is the bete noir of international law. To support these views, May holds that Hobbes places greater weight on equity than on justice, and that understanding the role of equity is the key to his legal philosophy. Equity also is the moral concept that provides restrictions on what a sovereign can legitimately do, and if violated is the kind of limitation on sovereignty that could open the door for possible international institutions
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
May, Larry
Dewey number
340.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Hobbes, Thomas
  • Natural law
  • Law
  • International law
  • Legal positivism
  • Rechtsphilosophie
Label
Limiting Leviathan : Hobbes on law and international affairs, Larry May
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852806194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780199682799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852806194
Label
Limiting Leviathan : Hobbes on law and international affairs, Larry May
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
852806194
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780199682799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)852806194

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