At a glance:
- Author: Thomas Hobbes
- First Published: 1651
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, Politics
- Subjects: Justice, Philosophy or philosophers, Law or legislation, Christianity, Aristocracy or aristocrats, Democracy, Heads of state, Monarchy
The moral language utilized by Hobbes in his Leviathan was expressed by the precise vocabulary of geometry, empirical science, and physics. The mathematical and scientific study of politics adopted by Hobbes did not incorporate a value-free or ethically neutral perspective. Hobbes’s political ethical theory was grounded in a causal-mechanical and materialistic metaphysical theory. Hobbes’s mechanistic scientific model was explanatory of all existence, since the universe consisted of interconnected matter in motion. This complex political theory and set of...
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