Hobbes Today: Insights for the 21st Century brings together an impressive group of political philosophers, legal theorists and political scientists to investigate the many ways in which the work of Thomas Hobbes, the famed seventeenth–century English philosopher, can illuminate the political and social problems we face today. Its essays demonstrate the contemporary relevance of Hobbes's political thought on such issues as justice, human rights, public reason, international warfare, punishment, fiscal policy and the design of positive law, among others. The volume's contributors include both Hobbes specialists and philosophers bringing their expertise to consideration of Hobbes's texts for the first time. This volume will stimulate renewed interest in Hobbes studies among a new generation of thinkers.
• Includes essays by a group of distinguished experts in their respective fields, some of whom have never before published an essay on Hobbes• Applies Hobbes' thought to current, contemporary problems whereas most other treatments of Hobbes' thought are historical• A uniquely cross-disciplinary study of a philosopher that covers public policy, fiscal policy, international relations, law, human rights international justice, and more