Thomas Hobbes: theorist of the law

Anthony F. Lang*, Gabriella Slomp

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This short article introduces the papers that follow on the topic of Hobbes as a theorist of the law. It provides an overview of Hobbes reputation as a theorist of law in both domestic and international theory. The paper summarizes the papers that follow and suggest how they fit into the wider literature on Hobbes, legal theory, and constitutional theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2015


  • Thomas Hobbes
  • Legal theory
  • International legal theory
  • Constitutional theory


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