Hobbes, Revolution, and the Philosophy of History
When coming to the study of Hobbes’s political philosophy one is confronted by several puzzling elements. I wish to take up three of them. The most bothersome, perhaps, is Hobbes’s claim that there is no significant difference between sovereignty by institution and sovereignty by acquisition. Both can be legitimate and can be so for the same reason, namely, the consent of the subjects.
Hobbes's 'Science of Natural Justice.'
Archives Internationales D’histoire des Idées/International Archives of the History of Ideas
Paul J. Johnson
Kain, P. J. "Hobbes, Revolution, and the Philosophy of History," in Hobbes's 'Science of Natural Justice.' Ed. C. Walton & P.J. Johnson. Dordrecht: Martinus Nijhoff, 1987, 203-18.