Susanne Sreedhar is the Highlighted Philosopher for November on APA Committee on the Status of Women
While most scholars view Hobbes as a theorist who advocates complete submission to an absolute sovereign, [Susanne] articulates a coherent Hobbesian account of the right to disobey and resist sovereign power. She wants not only to expound various aspects of Hobbes’s philosophy, but also to put him in conversation with other theorists of his time (e.g., Grotius, Pufendorf, Filmer, and Locke in the 17th century; Montesquieu, Voltaire, Kant, and Rousseau in the 18th century). She is interested in the transformation of social contract theory itself, the emergence of ideals of religious toleration, and the development of constitutionalism and democratic theory through the French and American revolutions.
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