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Author Thornton, Helen, 1964-

Title State of nature or Eden? : Thomas Hobbes and his contemporaries on the natural condition of human beings / Helen Thornton
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (251 pages)
Series Rochester studies in philosophy, 1529-188X
Rochester studies in philosophy. 1529-188X
Contents State of nature or Eden? -- Hobbes' state of nature as an account of the fall? -- Hobbes' own belief or unbelief -- The contemporary reaction to Leviathan -- Hobbes and commentaries on Genesis -- A note on method and chapter order -- Good and evil -- Hobbes on good and evil -- The 'seditious doctrines' of the schoolmen -- The contemporary reaction -- The scriptural account -- The state of nature as an account of the fall? -- Equality and unsociability -- Hobbes and natural equality -- The contemporary reaction -- The scriptural account -- Hobbes on natural unsociability -- The contemporary reaction -- The scriptural account -- State of nature as Eden? -- The war of all against all -- Hobbes' war of all against all -- The contemporary reaction -- The scriptural account -- State of nature as fallen condition? -- The right and law of nature -- Hobbes and natural right -- The contemporary reaction -- Hobbes and natural law -- The contemporary reaction -- The scriptural account -- Hobbes as reformed theologian? -- The creation of society -- Hobbes on the escape from the state of nature -- The contemporary reaction : Hobbes versus divine right -- The scriptural account of Cain building a city -- Hobbes on the creation of the commonwealth -- The contemporary reaction : Hobbes versus the patriarchalists -- The scriptural account of the relationship between Adam and Eve -- State of nature as Eden, the process of the fall, and the fallen condition? -- Reading Hobbes' state of nature -- Anti-aristotelianism -- Hobbes' Protestantism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-240) and index
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Subject Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History -- 17th century
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 -- Religion
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679. Leviathan.
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679.
Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- 17th century
Bible. Genesis.
Leviathan (Hobbes, Thomas)
Fall of man.
Natural law.
Nature and civilization.
Fall of man.
Natural law.
Nature and civilization.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Religion.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1580466451
9781580466455