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dc.contributor.authorSagar, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-08T14:08:08Z
dc.date.available2015-06-08T14:08:08Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-01en
dc.identifier.citationHistory of Political Thought 2015en
dc.identifier.issn0143-781X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248325
dc.description.abstractHume has no theory of sovereignty. As a result he is frequently supposed to lack a proper theory of politics, providing only a political sociology incapable of addressing the central normative significance of political obligation in thinking about the modern state. This is a serious mistake. Hume addressed himself directly to the question of political obligation, but his argument was predicated upon a prior reconfiguration of our thinking about the nature, role and power of philosophy. In coming to appreciate this prior reconfiguration, in particular via a re-examination of Hume’s indirect engagement with Locke’s earlier juridical political theory, we can properly appreciate Hume as advancing a radically innovative theory of political obligation. What emerges is the possibility of a theory of the state without sovereignty. As well as thereby revealing Hume to be a major and highly original post-Hobbesian theorist of the state, we are invited to consider whether present political theory would do better by adopting Hume’s recommended philosophical reconceptualization. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch was undertaken with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the University of Cambridge Prince Consort and Thirlwall prize
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherImprint Academic
dc.titleTHE STATE WITHOUT SOVEREIGNTY: AUTHORITY AND OBLIGATION IN HUME’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage305
prism.issueIdentifier2en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameHistory of Political Thoughten
prism.startingPage271
prism.volume37en
dc.rioxxterms.funderAHRC
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-01-01en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/imp/hpt/2016/00000037/00000002/art00004en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-01-01


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