Thomas Hobbes’ Big Mistake – A Short Critique on Leviathan

Thomas Hobbes is arguably most famous for his normative theoretical justification of the state. This theory can be found in one of the most influential works of English philosophy throughout history, Leviathan. Hobbes believed that we had a rational obligation to submit to the authority of the Government and for a comprehensive understanding of this argument, I suggest reading this fantastic article in the Standford Encyclopedia¬†of Philosophy here.¬†My short response, written under the assumption that the reader is familiar with the work of Hobbes, attempts to undermine some of the fundamental reasoning Hobbes uses. I’d love to hear what you […]

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