“Hobbes on Law”

M. M. Goldsmith, in The Cambridge Companion to Hobbes (Tom Sorell, ed., Cambridge University Press, 1996), pp. 274-304

An explanation of Hobbes’ doctrine of law and his theory of sovereignty that relates Hobbes’ political thought to 20th century jurisprudence and considers the criticisms leveled at Hobbes by two of his contemporaries, Sir Edward Coke and Sir Matthew Hale.