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Short, acute, and lively. It introduces modern interpretations of Hobbes, as well as his life, times, and thought.

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) is one of England's most influential political philosophers
International politics, like all politics, is for Morgenthau astruggle for power because of the basic human lust for power. Butregarding every individual as being engaged in a perpetual quest forpower—the view that he shares with Hobbes—is a questionable premise. Human nature cannot be revealed by observation and experiment. It cannot be proved by any empirical research, but only disclosed by philosophy, imposed on us as a matter of belief, and inculcated by education.

Hobbes, Thomas: Moral and Political Philosophy | …

A good, clearly organized, chapter-length introduction to the most important themes in Hobbes’s moral and political philosophy.
The theory Hobbes presents finds a crucial resource in our human desire to justify ourselves – our actions, motives, and beliefs – in the courts of private conscience and public opinion, and before God. We hold ourselves superior to lesser animals on account of our reason. When reason condemns our actions, we experience shame, and a sense of degradation. We care very much that our actions be, and be seen to be, justified. But that sort of justification by reason depends upon a willingness to offer, and also to accept, various considerations as generally justifying types of actions. Although we may disagree about which considerations justify which types of actions, no one who claims the respect due to a human being can refuse to grant that whatever sorts of actions he judges to be “against reason” (unreasonable) when done by others do not lose that character simply because done by himself, apart from any further reference to some germane distinguishing status or circumstance he may occupy.

 

The Moral Philosophy of Calvin and Hobbes - io9

A clear, brief introduction, arguing that Hobbes’s general philosophy is centrally important to his political theory.
The most direct reading of Locke’s political philosophy finds theconcept of consent playing a central role. His analysis begins withindividuals in a state of nature where they are not subject to acommon legitimate authority with the power to legislate or adjudicatedisputes. From this natural state of freedom and independence, Lockestresses individual consent as the mechanism by which politicalsocieties are created and individuals join those societies. Whilethere are of course some general obligations and rights that allpeople have from the law of nature, special obligations come aboutonly when we voluntarily undertake them. Locke clearly states that onecan only become a full member of society by an act of express consent(Two Treatises 2.122). The literature on Locke’s theory ofconsent tends to focus on how Locke does or does not successfullyanswer the following objection: few people have actually consented totheir governments so no, or almost no, governments are actuallylegitimate. This conclusion is problematic since it is clearlycontrary to Locke’s intention.

In his new book, Thomas Hobbes and the Politics of Natural Philosophy, Stephen J
This is a clear introduction to Hobbes’s views on science and to his deployment of scientific methodology in his writings on history, law, morals, and politics. The size of a relatively short journal article, it discusses a number of works not dealt with in Williams.


Thomas Hobbes 3 minute philosophy - YouTube

This well-organized chapter-length introduction to Hobbes briefly discusses his life and works, and then surveys his ideas on mind and language, materialism, views on method, philosophy of religion, and reception.

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About half the length of , this is a well-written and clearly organized introduction to the main themes in Hobbes’s moral and political philosophy.

For Hobbes and a continuing tradition of political philosophers, ..

A good, short introduction, locating Hobbes’s political ideas in the wider context of his more general philosophy, though arguing that the political ideas can largely be understood on their own.

Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) | Philosophical Explorations

This suppression of the Hebraic element in Western philosophy isn’t limited to Hobbes. In recent years, complete Hebrew editions of Locke, Tocqueville and John Stuart Mill have appeared for the first time — each restoring material about the Bible and religion that earlier Israeli translators had elided.

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This negative view of natural law can be traced to Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), whose writings are largely devoted to showing the anarchy and civil wars caused by appeals to natural and divine laws above the will of the sovereign. Hobbes rejected traditional higher law doctrines and encouraged people to accept the established laws and customs of their nations, even if they seemed oppressive, for the sake of civil peace and security. His critique has been a leading cause of the demise of natural law and the acceptance of positive law as the only reliable guide for political authority.