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First image revisited: human nature, original sin and international relations
(2016-09-20) - Journal article,
In Waltz’s famous classification, human nature’s propensity to evil is catalogued as a first-image causal explanation of war. Ever since, human nature explanations of conflict have been attacked for resting on metaphysical ...
Thomas Hobbes: theorist of the law
(2015-12-28) - Journal article,
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 ...
Farewell to teleology : reflections on Camus and a rebellious cosmopolitanism without hope
(2016-02) - Journal article,
This article reconstructs Albert Camus’s notion of the absurd in order to elucidate his critique of historical teleology. In his life and work, Camus endeavoured to develop a fallibilist historical sensibility suitable to ...
Review of Evrigenis' Images of Anarchy. The Rhetoric and Science in Hobbes's State of Nature
(2016) - Journal item,
Review of: Images of anarchy: the rhetoric and science in Hobbes’s state of nature, by Ioannis D. Evrigenis, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2014, 309 pp., £60.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-0-5215-1372-2
Limiting Leviathan : an advice book for rulers? Larry May on Thomas Hobbes
(2015-01) - Journal item,
The inconvenience of the legislator’s two persons and the role of good counsellors
(2016) - Journal article,
I focus on Hobbes’s distinction between the natural and political persons embodied in one sovereign and show that, driven by their passions, ignorance, or bad judgement, rulers qua natural men may undermine the end they ...
Thomas Hobbes and a chastened “global” constitution : the contested boundaries of the law
(2016) - Journal article,
Hobbes’ account of politics, law and obligation has long been read, especially by realists in international affairs, as leaving no space for international law or institutions. This paper argues that a more nuanced reading ...
Language, entanglement and the new Silk Roads
(2018-03-15) - Journal article,
Observers have tended to place the Silk Road proposals in the context of ‘China’s rise’, and its increasing influence and interests in Central, South and South-East Asia. From a realist perspective, China, like any expanding ...
Democracy, critique and the ontological turn
(2017-11) - Journal article,
“Already/not yet” : St Paul’s eschatology and the modern critique of historicism
(2018-04-17) - Journal article,
This paper interrogates some prominent post-Marxist engagements with St Paul’s messianism by reading them in the theological context of the anti-historicist revival of Pauline eschatology in the twentieth century. In both ...