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John R. Visintainer

. This argument in fact seems cogent to me, and its result would be unfortunate. One contemporary author, Robert Ladenson, entertains the most obvious example of a wickedly oppressive regime-Hitler's Germany, and squares it with the Hobbesian political philosophy. From any outside view, one concludes

Martin A. Bertman

and the physical sciences were mere matters of civilization, as one often reads in the Nazi, Martin Heidegger13, but kultur was of the spirit and the academic Germans, particularly the social scientists, felt kultur to be their spe- cially guarded province. Unfortunately, in the German experience, we

Martin A. Bertman

law. When the state does not choose to function in terms of securing the fundamental utilities upon which it was founded, - for example, in the obvious war of the Nazi German state in relation to its Jewish citizens - such a state, despite its proper functioning for many, and in numerous areas, can be

Towards a Post-Hobbesian Political Community?

Nature, Artifice and the Form-of-Life

Prozorov Sergei

community. 1 On the one hand, the 20 th century experience of fascism and Nazism has thoroughly undermined any (quasi) naturalist account of political community as the expression of the vital substance of a people, nation or race. On the other hand, the alternative understanding of community as an