Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes
Nancy J. Hirschmann, Joanne H. Wright
Penn State Press, Nov 9, 2012 - Philosophy - 312 pages
Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes features the work of feminist scholars who are centrally engaged with Hobbes’s ideas and texts and who view Hobbes as an important touchstone in modern political thought. Bringing together scholars from the disciplines of philosophy, history, political theory, and English literature who embrace diverse theoretical and philosophical approaches and a range of feminist perspectives, this interdisciplinary collection aims to appeal to an audience of Hobbes scholars and nonspecialists alike.
As a theorist whose trademark is a compelling argument for absolute sovereignty, Hobbes may seem initially to have little to offer twenty-first-century feminist thought. Yet, as the contributors to this collection demonstrate, Hobbesian political thought provides fertile ground for feminist inquiry. Indeed, in engaging Hobbes, feminist theory engages with what is perhaps the clearest and most influential articulation of the foundational concepts and ideas associated with modernity: freedom, equality, human nature, authority, consent, coercion, political obligation, and citizenship.
Aside from the editors, the contributors are Joanne Boucher, Karen Detlefsen, Karen Green, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Jane S. Jaquette, S. A. Lloyd, Su Fang Ng, Carole Pateman, Gordon Schochet, Quentin Skinner, and Susanne Sreedhar.
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Notes to Introduction
Hobbes History Politics and Gender A Conversation with Carole Pateman and Quentin Skinner Conducted by Nancy J Hirschmannand Joanne H Wri...
Classic Questions New Approaches
Power and Sexual Subordination in Hobbess Political Theory S A Lloyd
Notes to Chapter 2
Defending Liberal Feminism Insights from Hobbes Jane S Jaquette
Notes to Chapter 3
Notes to Chapter 7
When Is a Contract Theorist Not a Contract Theorist? Mary Astell and Catharine Macaulayas Critics of Thomas Hobbes Karen Green
Notes to Chapter 8
Catharine Macaulays Loose Remarks on Hobbesian Politics Wendy GuntherCanada
Notes to Chapter 9
Hobbes in the TwentyFirst Century or What Has Hobbes Done for You Lately?
Thomas Hobbes and the Problem of Fetal Personhood Joanne Boucher
Notes to Chapter 10
Hobbes and the Bestial Body of Sovereignty Su Fang Ng
Notes to Chapter 4
The Gendered Politics of Gratitude Contract and the Family
Thomas Hobbes on the Family and the State of Nature 1967 Gordon J Schochet
Notes to Chapter 5
Gordon Schochet on Hobbes Gratitude and Women Nancy J Hirschmann
Notes to Chapter 6
Hobbes and HistoricalWomen
Margaret Cavendish and Thomas Hobbes on Freedom Education and Women Karen Detlefsen