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Glory and the Law in Hobbes

Glory and the Law in Hobbes
Glory and the Law in Hobbes
A central argument of the Leviathan has to do with the political importance of education. Hobbes wants his book to be taught in universities and expounded much in the manner that Scripture was. Only thus will citizens realize what is in their hearts as to the nature of good political order. Glory affects this process in two ways. The pursuit of glory by a citizen leads to political chaos and disorder. On the other hand, God’s glory is such that one can do nothing but acquiesce to it. The Hobbesian sovereign shares some of the effects of glory that God has naturally; this, however, has to be supplemented by awe and that but fear.
1474-8851
61-76
Strong, Tracy B.
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Strong, Tracy B.
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Strong, Tracy B. (2017) Glory and the Law in Hobbes. European Journal of Political Theory, 16 (1), 61-76. (doi:10.1177/1474885114567347).

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A central argument of the Leviathan has to do with the political importance of education. Hobbes wants his book to be taught in universities and expounded much in the manner that Scripture was. Only thus will citizens realize what is in their hearts as to the nature of good political order. Glory affects this process in two ways. The pursuit of glory by a citizen leads to political chaos and disorder. On the other hand, God’s glory is such that one can do nothing but acquiesce to it. The Hobbesian sovereign shares some of the effects of glory that God has naturally; this, however, has to be supplemented by awe and that but fear.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 January 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 January 2015
Published date: 1 January 2017
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 395250
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/395250
ISSN: 1474-8851
PURE UUID: 7f0fd504-811f-4802-9aaa-84c5eee4ffa4

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Date deposited: 26 May 2016 09:18
Last modified: 08 Jan 2022 15:32

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Author: Tracy B. Strong

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