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Judith N. Shklar, Samantha Ashenden, and Andreas Hess

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300214994

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300214994.001.0001

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Hobbes and Modern Contract Theory

Hobbes and Modern Contract Theory

(p.105) Lectures 9–13: Hobbes and Modern Contract Theory
On Political Obligation

Judith N. Shklar

, Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
Yale University Press

In these chapters Shklar takes the reader through the various aspects of early modern and modern contract theories of government. She looks into Hobbes’s fear of protracted civil war and what could be done about it discusses Locke’s response to Hobbes, and Hume’s, Rousseau’s and Kant’s theories of what consent means and what this implies for loyalty and obedience.

Keywords:   contract theory, obedience, consent, modern morals, modern forms of obligation

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