from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Thomas Hobbes or his doctrines. See Hobbism.
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November 2, 2009, 4: 55 pm morganovich: this is commonly called a hobbesian dilemma.
He's very likeable … in a cuddly, hobbesian, market fundamentalist kinda way
Iraq isn't any better off because Maximum Leader Genius and his merry band of sociopaths _intended_ to convert the near east into a hobbesian state from the Great Wall of Israel all the way to the border of Pakistan can't do farther east than that, because Pakistan has nukes and if there's one constant about the United States, it's that we're a bunch of mewling cowards when it comes to dictatorships that possess the Bomb.
Hey, we bombed the living crap out of them, and they’re living in a hobbesian jungle.
The chapter on ‘Violence’, for example, which he uses to bolster his argument for harsh sentencing and policing, is mostly just a description of hobbesian theory and theoretical conflicts, but where it does spill into neuroscience, the veneer to justify its inclusion, it’s just wrong.