Chwaszcza, Christine ORCID: 0000-0003-3847-3148 (2012). The Seat of Sovereignty: Hobbes on the Artificial Person of the Commonwealth or State. Hobbes Studies, 25 (2). pp. 123-142. Brill. ISSN 0921-5891

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Is sovereignty in Hobbes the power of a person or of an office? This article defends the thesis that it is the latter. The interpretation is based on an analysis of Hobbes’s version of the social contract in Leviathan. Pace Quentin Skinner, it will be argued that the person whom Hobbes calls “sovereign” is not a person but the office of government.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-455316
DOI: 10.1163/18750257-02502001
Journal or Publication Title: Hobbes Studies
Volume: 25
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 123-142
Date: 2012
Publisher: Brill
ISSN: 0921-5891
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 8: Philosophie > Philosophisches Seminar
Subjects: Philosophy
Refereed: No


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