Hobbes and the position of law

Authors

  • Cássio Corrêa Benjamin Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Keywords:

Law, Hobbes, Validity

Abstract

The notion of law in Hobbes has always been the subject of numerous controversies. Among various aspects, the theme of the foundation of the law or its justification has occupied a prominent place in the discussions. In this article, we will analyze the idea of law in Hobbes. Our focus is the question of the validity of law. Some controversies such as the alleged Hobbesian decisionism will also be approached.

Author Biography

Cássio Corrêa Benjamin, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei

Professor Associado do Departamento de Filosofia e Métodos da Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei (UFSJ). Doutor em Ciência Política pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Published

30-06-2021

Issue

Section

Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights