Thomas Hobbes

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English materialist and political philosopher who advocated absolute sovereignty as the only kind of government that could resolve problems caused by the selfishness of human beings (1588-1679)


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There are good reasons why the international order puts peace above everything else, but a domestic order that operates the same choice will fall into Hobbesianism.
His Common Sense was enormously successful in peddling Hobbesianism for the people in America.
We have borrowed the denomination institutional hybrids from Santos (1), even though the characterization it refers to is different and much simpler and more modest than that of the author, which is applied to the identification of supposedly dichotomic areas as rulers of the social relations of the contemporary Brazil, where a polyarchic morphology would coexist with a social hobbesianism.
The physiocrats pulled together Hobbesianism, Cartesian realism and some of their own ideas of how to coordinate free competition.
There is some truth in her existential Hobbesianism, but not the whole truth.
On Schmitt's changed political times, and the changes this implies in his Hobbesianism, see below.