La tradizione filosofica dall’antico al moderno

History of Philosophy from the Ancient to the Modern Age


Autore / Author: Anna Lisa Schino

Affiliazione / Author affiliation: “Sapienza” Università di Roma

Titolo / Title: Hobbes nel Journal of the History of Philosophy: dalla politica alla religione

Abstract: An analysis of the issues of the Journal of the History of Philosophy shows that the journal has effectively recorded the changing image of Hobbes over the course of the 20th century, shifting from a strictly political perspective and a marked focus on the internal coherence of Hobbesian thought (with particular reference to the moral/political nexus and the examination of the “naturalistic fallacy”), to an increasing emphasis on the theme of theology and civil religion. Three examples are examined in this article: the theme of moral obligation as the foundation of political obligation as discussed in the 1970s issues of the Journal of the History of Philosophy, the centrality of the contract and the concept of authorisation brought into focus in the 1980s, and the theme of Hobbes’ religious sincerity or atheism at the centre of discussion in the 1990s.

Keywords: Thomas Hobbes; philosophical historiography; morals; religion; politics; atheism; theology.

English title: Hobbes in the Journal of the History of Philosophy: From Politics to Religion

DOI: 10.14640/NoctuaX15

Anno / Volume: X

Fascicolo / Issue: 2-3

Pagine / Pages: 593-618

Pubblicazione / Publication date: 15/04/2023


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