Talking Wolves

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

  • Anat Biletzki

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

  • Anat Biletzki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4801-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8887-4
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