Category Archives: Robert Filmer

Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine is now done. This is the last chapter of the book, which means I’ve now worked through all the chapters in the revision I’ve done while in Seattle. I leave tomorrow. I’ve posted quite a bit about this … Continue reading

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Posted in Andreas Knichen, Bogislaw Philipp von Chemnitz, George Lawson, Gottfried Leibniz, Henri de Boulainviller, Isaac Newton, James Harrington, Johannes Althusius, John Locke, Matthias Stephani, Nicholas of Cusa, René Descartes, Robert Filmer, Samuel Pufendorf, The Birth of Territory, Theodor Reinking, Thomas Hobbes, Udalricus Zasius, Walter Ralegh | 1 Comment

Territory book update

Last week felt like a really important step forward with The Birth of Territory manuscript. This week has been less dramatic, but good progress again. The discussion of Grotius and Selden now forms a brief coda to Chapter Seven which … Continue reading

Posted in Hugo Grotius, John Locke, Martin Luther, Nicholas of Cusa, Robert Filmer, Territory, The Birth of Territory, Walter Benjamin | 2 Comments

Terms of Debate

Speaking about Locke, and the way that in constructing his argument as a refutation of Filmer he was able to set the terms of debate in a way that favoured his position, but the general point is worth making: A … Continue reading

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Reading texts, the canon, and historical access

Having been away for the weekend I feel like the blog debate that has been going on about Derrida and realism has largely passed me by. That’s fine, in a sense, because it’s not something I’m especially concerned with. (You … Continue reading

Posted in Alain Badiou, Gottfried Leibniz, Jacques Derrida, Jane Bennett, Jean Bodin, Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Michel Foucault, Robert Filmer, The Birth of Territory, Thomas Hobbes | 2 Comments