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  • proper n. The Hobbesian philosophical system.


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Hobbesian +‎ -ism


  • Contemporary theories, like Gauthier's, differ from traditional Hobbesianism in significant ways.

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  • If the first version gener - ates a universalism of love or duty and brotherhood of man which Marx (and Hegel) reject as unhistorical, the second points to a Hobbesianism in which “the other” far from being “a brother” is potentially an enemy.


  • To Kasich, this kind of crazy Hobbesianism would "hurt small business", which presumably includes the particular lunatic who had done jail time for illegal possession of firearms and was cited multiple times for animal abuse - but still had his Animal Farm up and running in Ohio - until he granted his boarders amnesty.

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  • The Economist says that not only has Russia 'removed an easy concession that [Barack Obama] might have offered' during his visit to Moscow, but that it could end up shooting itself in the foot if it tries to set alternatives to Western alliances instead of finding a way to work with them (an attitude that Foreign Policy magazine calls 'Russia's version of Hobbesianism').

    Robert Amsterdam


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