Tagged: Hobbes

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Resonant Hobbes

  I have claimed before that civil society is a fragile thing. I’ll add to that that the more civil a society is the more fragile it is. By “civil” here I mean “be-stated”, and...

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Hobbes: The American West and 21st-Century America

In my last post on this topic, we got through Hobbes as relative and Hobbes as overstated. To continue our discussion: Claim 3: There is a significant difference between political and personal liberty. Lockeans...

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Hobbes: Authority

Since Rufus and Jason have covered Hobbes in such excellent detail thus far, my contribution to this discussion will be more about tying up loose ends. As a student, I read Hobbes four different...

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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...