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the artificiality of the sovereign leads to an understanding of how hostilities between states are modified in comparison with hostilities between individuals. Jonathan Boyd’s “Defence, Civil Honour, and Artificial Will: The Sovereign’s Means of Generating Potentia Publica in the Thought of Thomas

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Prudence, Folly and Melancholy in the Thought of Thomas Hobbes GIANFRANCO BORRELLI There is a substantial critical literature on the theme of relationships between rea- son and folly in Hobbes: it consists of studies in an analytical key - that surely have had positive effects on the debate

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89 Individualism, Absolutism, and Contract in Thomas Hobbes' Political Theory ROBINSON A. GROVER I Introduction Thomas Hobbes thought that his philosophy formed one unified and consist- ent system, perhaps even a deductive system. Leviathan is apparently meant to be a single argument proceeding

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Analysing race as the metaphor of life - by means of which Thomas Hobbes describes the passions in The Elements of Law, natural and politic - seems to be the right occasion to underline the relationship between the mechanistic idea of human being and sports activity. This approach makes a paradigm come to the surface - where factors such as extreme competition, the pursuit of success at any cost, ineliminable fear of defeat confirm the relevance of the Malmesbury born philosopher's thought, even within the so popular but little investigated field of sport.

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Thomas Hobbes on "The General Use of speech" ANAT BILETZKI Introduction Hobbes "did not have a theory of meaning", tells us Ian Hackingl, but he did hold "a bold and original theory of speech and language" contend Hungerland and Vick2. Between these two seemingly disparate evaluations I shall

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Lloyd's book, Morality in the Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, correctly stresses the deductive element in Hobbes's proofs of the laws of nature. She believes that “the principle of reciprocity” is the key to these proofs. This principle is effective in getting ego-centric people to recognize moral laws and their moral obligations. However, it is not, I argue, the basic principle Hobbes uses to derive the laws of nature, from definitions. The principle of reason, which dictates that all similar cases be treated similarly, is. It is important not to diminish the centrality of reason for Hobbes because it is essential to understanding his reply to “the fool” and understanding why the state of nature cannot be a continuum.

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TEORIA DELLA LUCE E STRUTTURA DELLA MATERIA NELLO «SHORT TRACT ON FIRST PRINCIPLES» DI THOMAS HOBBES FRANCO G I U D I C E Università � di Firenze SUMMARY The aim of this essay is to analyze the theory of light and matter contained in the first of Hobbes' philosophical works, the Short Tract

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. 1 T. Hobbes, Leviathan , in The Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan , ed. N. Malcolm, vol. 2 (3 vols., Oxford: Oxford up , 2012), 16. 2 Hobbes, “The Verse Life,” in The Elements of Law … with Three Lives , ed. J.C.A. Gaskin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993

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