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Where does Hobbes go wrong?

After an interesting class today in which we compared the contract theories of Locke and Hobbes, I realized I roughly agreed with Hobbes’ understanding of the State of Nature, but not his extreme solution (i.e. the creation of an absolute … Continue reading

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Voltaire’s views on subordination

Of all the philosophers and their respective quotes found on the “Enlightenment Political Thought—a précis” sheet, I found Voltaire’s conception of the socioeconomic dichotomy of his day one of the more fascinating. Voltaire begins by analogizing humans to other creatures, … Continue reading

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