Tag Hobbes

Are They Not Mad?

Jonathan Rée— Without books, according to Hobbes, we could not be ‘excellently wise’, but on the other hand we would not be ‘excellently foolish’ either. “They which trust to books, do as they that cast up many little summs into a greater, without considering whether those little summes were rightly

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Review of Hobbes’ Leviathan

This morning The Wall Street Journal featured a nice review of Yale Press’s new release of Hobbes’ “Leviathan”, edited by Ian Shapiro and part of YUP’s “Rethinking the Western Tradition” series. Written by Jeffrey Collins, the review discusses not only Hobbes’ fundamental conceptions of man in nature vs. man in

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