© 1997

Talking Wolves

Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language


Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 262)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 1-14
  3. Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-19
    2. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 20-36
    3. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 37-56
    4. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 57-69
  4. The Language of Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 70-76
    2. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 92-111
  5. The Politics of Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 136-137
    2. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 154-177
  6. Conclusion

    1. Anat Biletzki
      Pages 178-192
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-223

About this book


Talking Wolves advances an analysis of Hobbes which takes language seriously (as seriously as Hobbes took it). It presents a reading of Hobbes's view of society at large, and political society in particular, through a comprehensive discussion based on, and intimately linked to, his philosophy of language. This philosophy, in turn, is seen in a new light as being a pragmatic theory of language in use, language in action.


Thomas Hobbes language morality philosophy of language policy politics theory of language

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Talking Wolves
  • Book Subtitle Thomas Hobbes on the Language of Politics and the Politics of Language
  • Authors A. Biletzki
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4425-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4801-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-8887-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Language
    History, general
    Political Philosophy
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