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Deborah Baumgold Publishes Three-Text Edition of Thomas Hobbes’s Political Theory!

The Department of Political Science is excited to announce the imminent publication of Professor Deborah Baumgold’s new book, coming in May – Congratulations Professor Baumgold!

“Three-Text Edition of Thomas Hobbes’s Political Theory: The Elements of Law, De Cive, and Leviathan

Book Cover Description: “An exciting English-language edition which for the first time presents Thomas Hobbes’s masterpiece Leviathan alongside two earlier works, The Elements of Law and De Cive. By arranging the three texts side by side, Baumgold offers readers an enhanced understanding of Hobbes’s political theory and addresses an important need within Hobbes scholarship. The parallel presentation highlights substantive connections between the texts and makes it easy to trace the development of Hobbes’s thinking. Readers can follow developments both at the ‘micro’ level of specific arguments and at the ‘macro’ level of the overall scope and organization of the theory. The volume also includes parallel presentations of Hobbes’s chapter outlines, which serve as a key to the texts and are collected in a précis appendix.”

About The Author: Deborah Baumgold has published widely on Hobbes’s political theory and related schools of thought. Her writings include Contract Theory in Historical Context: Essays on Grotius, Hobbes, and Locke. She is Professor Emerita of the University of Oregon and a member of Wolfson College and Clare Hall of the University of Cambridge. She has been a visiting fellow at the University of Utrecht and Queen Mary University of London. 

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