His reading of Hobbes and its subsequent corruption into Hobbism
carefully details both the importance of Hobbes 'in shaping Restoration sensibilities' (p.
Views about inherent social competition and/or humans as subject to some "war of nature" should be called, more appropriately, Hobbism
NEUMAN, supra note 56, at 11-12, also observes that Hobbism
comes at the price of delegitimating claims that aliens have an obligation to obey U.
43), and, by the time that we come to Congreve's rejection of Hobbism
for contract theory, the recycling of the thrice familiar becomes almost embarrassing.
It is as though respect for others, in his judgment, serves only to gratify some private inclination, and that as Hume observed in his critique of Hobbism
, "an inconsiderable turn of thought forms the whole difference" between a generous and a miserly disposition (1975, 297).