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Thomas Hobbes' timeless account of the human condition, first developed in The Elements of Law (1640), which comprises Human Nature and De Corpore Politico, is a direct product of the intellectual and political strife of the seventeenth century. His analysis of the war between the individual and the group lays out the essential strands of his moral and political philosophy ...more
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Published September 1st 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1640)
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Ce texte de Thomas Hobbes, philosophe anglais du dix-septième siècle connu pour son œuvre majeure, Léviathan, comporte deux parties : dans la première, il s'agit de décrire ce qu'est la nature humaine, et dans la seconde, sont abordés les rapports politiques.

La première partie m'a énormément impressionnée. Ce n'est pas simplement un mais dix traités différents qui semblent condensés en un seul tellement la matière qu'il renferme est à la fois riche et ramassée. Le choix de Hobbes d'articuler son
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Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury (also Thomas Hobbes of Malmsbury) was a British philosopher and a seminal thinker of modern political philosophy. His ideas were marked by a mechanistic materialist foundation, a characterization of human nature based on greed and fear of death, and support for an absolute monarchical form of government. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Wes ...more
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