Tagged: Enlightenment

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Locke’s (somewhat Hobbesian) Second Treatise

[Note: No promises, but this post will likely make more sense if you first read my post on Hobbes’s Leviathan. There will not be an exam.] Okay, so previously, I said that the neat contrast...

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Hobbes: Notes on Leviathan

Karl Marx once said that he wouldn’t consider himself to be a “Marxist” and reading Leviathan I don’t find that Hobbes was quite as “Hobbesian” as he’s made out to be either. Often, he’s described as...

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Voltaire: Candide (nor Optimism)

As a stand up comedian, Steve Martin had a bit in which he would muse about what a great prank it would be to raise a child and teach them to “talk wrong”, with...

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Breeding and Virtue

Austin Bramwell looks back wistfully at Gregory Clark’s A Farewell to Alms, which he suggests has been buried too soon. And perhaps it has. As someone who played at least a modest role in...