Jean Calvin et Thomas Hobbes by Olivier Abel Summary
Jean Calvin et Thomas Hobbes n'ont jamais été clairement associés ailleurs que dans la célèbre série humoristique Calvin & Hobbes. Dans l'histoire de la pensée politique, la confrontation du Réformateur français et du philosophe anglais est peu commentée. Pourtant, ces deux grandes figures des XVIe et XVIIe siècles participent d'un même effort de repenser le politique après les ruptures de la modernité. Né vingt-quatre ans après la mort de Calvin, Thomas Hobbes opère une véritable réception de Calvin dans sa philosophie politique, notamment sur la question du statut des Ecritures, sur celle du Royaume de Dieu dont le régime temporel se sépare du règne de l'Etat moderne, sur celle du corps politique et sa différenciation d'avec le corps ecclésial, et encore sur celles de la prédestination et de la sincérité, où se constitue un aspect important du sujet moderne. C'est ce que cet ouvrage aux plumes internationales s'attache â démontrer, en soulignant notamment que Calvin mérite incontestablement d'être considéré à l'égal d'un Machiavel dans la généalogie de la pensée politique moderne, de Hobbes à Rousseau.
Calvin and Hobbes by Source Wikipedia Summary
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Bill Watterson, Secondary characters in Calvin and Hobbes, Calvin's alter egos, List of Calvin and Hobbes books, Calvin and Hobbes in translation. Excerpt: Calvin and Hobbes is a syndicated daily comic strip that was written and illustrated by American cartoonist Bill Watterson, and syndicated from November 18, 1985, to December 31, 1995. It follows the humorous antics of Calvin, a precocious and adventurous six-year-old boy, and Hobbes, his sardonic stuffed tiger. The pair are named after John Calvin, a 16th-century French Reformation theologian, and Thomas Hobbes, a 17th-century English political philosopher. At the height of its popularity, Calvin and Hobbes was featured in over 2,400 newspapers worldwide; as of January 2010, reruns of the strip still appear in more than 50 countries. Nearly 45 million copies of the 18 Calvin and Hobbes books have been sold. Calvin and Hobbes is set in the contemporary United States in an unspecified suburban area. The strip depicts Calvin's flights of fantasy and his friendship with Hobbes, and also examines Calvin's relationships with family and classmates. Hobbes' dual nature is a defining motif for the strip: to Calvin, Hobbes is a live anthropomorphic tiger; all the other characters see him as an inanimate stuffed toy. Though the series does not mention specific political figures or current events, it does explore broad issues like environmentalism, public education, and the flaws of opinion polls. Calvin and Hobbes was conceived when Bill Watterson, working in an advertising job he detested, began devoting his spare time to cartooning, his true love. He explored various strip ideas but all were rejected by the syndicates. United Feature Syndicate finally responded positively to one strip, which featured a side character (the main character's little brother) who had a...
Let’s Go Exploring by Michael Hingston Summary
A fascinating investigation of a beloved comic strip The internet is home to impassioned debates on just about everything, but there’s one thing that’s universally beloved: Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. Until its retirement in 1995 after a ten-year run, the strip won numerous awards and drew tens of millions of readers from all around the world. The story of a boy and his best friend — a stuffed tiger — was a pitch-perfect distillation of the joys and horrors of childhood, and a celebration of imagination in its purest form. In Let’s Go Exploring, Michael Hingston mines the strip and traces the story of Calvin’s reclusive creator to demonstrate how imagination — its possibilities, its opportunities, and ultimately its limitations — helped make Calvin and Hobbes North America’s last great comic strip.
Imagination and Meaning in Calvin and Hobbes by Jamey Heit Summary
From 1985 to 1995, the syndicated comic strip Calvin and Hobbes followed the antics of a precocious six-year-old boy and his sardonic stuffed tiger. At the height of its popularity, the strip ran in more than 2,400 newspapers and generated a fan base that continues to run in the millions. This critical analysis of Calvin and Hobbes explores Calvin’s world and its deep reservoir of meanings. Close readings of individual strips highlight the profundity of Calvin’s world with respect to a number of life’s big questions, including the things that one values, friendship, God, death, and other struggles in life. By engaging with Calvin and Hobbes as more than “just” a comic strip, this work demonstrates how the imagination remains an invaluable resource for making sense of the world. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
The Calvin and Hobbes - Calvin and Hobbes by Source Wikia Summary
This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 69. Chapters: Characters, Places, Quotes, Running gags, Story arcs, Themes, Bill Watterson, Merchandising, Story arcs, 2-D Calvin, Badly-Drawn Calvin, Calvin, Calvin's behavior., Calvin's father, Calvin's good side, Calvin's mother, Calvin's parents, Calvin Quotes, Calvin the Bug, Charlie, Dancing, Doctor, Hobbes, Maurice, Miss Wormwood, Moe, Mr. Bun, Mr. Lockjaw, Principal Spittle, Robots, Rosalyn, Safari Al, Santa Claus, School, Stupendous Man, Susie's Mom, Susie Derkins, Tracer Bullet, Uncle Max, Calvin's house, Calvin's room, Calvin's school, Calvin's yard, Garage, Hobbes Creek, Itchy Island, Home of Nuclear Mosquitos, Labor Camp, Planet Bog, School, Tree fort, Woods, Zark, Zark Fortress, Baseball, Calvin Quotes, Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, "Chewing" magazine, Ants, Bath, Bicycle, Building Character, Bus, Calvin's behavior., Calvin's inventions, Calvin's underpants, Calvin's yard, Calvinball, Calvin loses gravity, Calvin the Salesman, Camping, Cardboard box, Chewing Magazine, Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, Christmas, Dancing, Dart Gun, Dinner, Football, G.R.O.S.S., Games, Gum, Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie, HateShipping, Hobbes' reality, Homework, Kiddy pool, Leaf pile, List of References and spoofs in Calvin and Hobbes, Lunch, Monsters, Noodle Incident, Poll, Salamander Incident, Sandbox, Sled, Snowball, Snowmen, Swimming lessons, Television, The Pounce, Time machine, Toboggan, Tuna, Wagon, Water balloon, Bog monster, Calvin's good side, Calvin the Tiger, Nutrition and the Four Food Groups, Original duplicates, The Disembodied Hand, Traffic safety poster, Tyrannosaurus report, List of References and spoofs in Calvin and Hobbes. Excerpt: William B. "Bill" Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is the author of Calvin and Hobbes. He was author and artist during the strip's decade-long run. Calvin and Hobbes abruptly ceased publication in 1995 when Watterson decided to retire....