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Hobbesian slavery

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Although Thomas Hobbes’s critics have often accused him of espousing a form of extreme subjection that differs only in name from outright slavery, Hobbes’s own striking views about slavery have attracted little notice. For Hobbes repeatedly insists that slaves, uniquely among the populace, maintain an unlimited right of resistance by force. But how seriously should we take this doctrine, particularly in the context of the rapidly expanding Atlantic slave trade of Hobbes’s time? While there ar...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0090591717731070

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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College Only
Department:
University College
Department:
Oxford
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Author
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SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Political Theory Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
5
Pages:
726-748
Publication date:
2017-10-06
Acceptance date:
2017-08-09
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1552-7476 and 0090-5917
Source identifiers:
1028666
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English
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pubs:1028666
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uuid:38008604-235c-42f7-92af-ac0346cdc897
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2019-07-31

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