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Hobbes"s Critique of religion & related writings

Leo Strauss

Hobbes"s Critique of religion & related writings

by Leo Strauss

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesHobbes"s Critique of religion and related writings
    StatementLeo Strauss ; translated and edited by Gabriel Bartlett & Svetozar Minkov
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB1247 .S7713 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 167 p. ;
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24882006M
    ISBN 100226776824
    ISBN 109780226776828
    LC Control Number2010052559

    Hobbes believed that religion represented a serious threat to the stability and strength of government. He lived at a time when religious conflict was . Hobbes's Critique of Religion and Related Writings | Leo Strauss | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch : Leo Strauss.

    Hobbes' book, "Leviathan," established the foundation for much of Western social contract theory, which addresses the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the government over the individual. He believed that political power is based in the consent of the people and that people should be free to do whatever the law. Collins's book strongly differed from these conclusions, and reasserted Hobbes's hostility to traditional Christianity as part of a general contextualization of his writings within the period of.

    This negative view of natural law can be traced to Thomas Hobbes (–), whose writings are largely devoted to showing the anarchy and civil wars caused by appeals to natural and divine laws above the will of the sovereign. Hobbes rejected traditional higher law doctrines and encouraged people to accept the established laws and customs.   In this classic analysis, Leo Strauss pinpoints what is original and innovative in the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes. He argues that Hobbes's ideas arose not from tradition or science but from his own deep knowledge and experience of human nature.5/5.


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Leo Strauss (–) was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History, and Spinoza’s Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago l Bartlett is an instructor in philosophy at St.

Xavier by: 7. Get this from a library. Hobbes's Critique of religion & related writings. [Leo Strauss] -- "Leo Strauss's The Political Philosophy of Hobbes deservedly ranks among his most widely acclaimed works. In it Strauss argues that the basis for Hobbes's natural and political science is his.

Leo Strauss () was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History, and Spinoza’s Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago l Bartlett is an instructor in philosophy at St.

Xavier : Leo Strauss. Leo Strauss () was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, among them The Political Philosophy of Hobbes, Natural Right and History, and Spinoza's Critique of Religion, all published by the University of Chicago Press/5(9).

The writings collected in this book, each written prior to that classic volume, complement that account. Thus at long last, this book allows us to have a complete picture of Strauss’s interpretation of Hobbes, the thinker pivotal to the fundamental theme of his life’s work: the conflicting demands of philosophy and revelation, or as he.

Hobbes's Critique of Religion and Related Writings book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Leo Strauss’s The Political Philosoph /5(9).

Thomas Hobbes (/ h ɒ b z /; 5 April – 4 December ), in some older texts Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury, was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory.

In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes Alma mater: Magdalen Hall, Oxford, St John's. A CRITIQUE OF HOBBES'S CRITIQUE OF BIBLICAL AND NATURAL RELIGION IN LEVIATHAN Thomas L. Pangle This essay is a critical exposition of Thomas Hobbes's atheism, focusing on the natural-scientific and theological foundations of his philosophy.

While Thomas Hobbes is generally recognized as a preeminent po. Gabriel Bartlett is the author of Hobbes's Critique of Religion and Related Writings ( avg rating, 9 ratings, 0 reviews)/5(7). Although Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential works in the early modern critique of traditional Christian political theology, a debate persists over Hobbes's view of religion.

The writings collected in this book, each written prior to that classic volume, complement that account. Thus at long last, this book allows us to have a complete picture of Strauss's interpretation of Hobbes, the thinker pivotal to the fundamental theme of his life's work: the conflicting demands of philosophy and revelation, or as he termed.

Hobbes's Critique of Religion and Related Writings. Gabriel Bartlett & Svetozar Minkov (eds.) The writings collected in this book, each written prior to that classic volume, complement that account. Hobbes: Philosophy of Religion in 17th/18th Century Philosophy.

For centuries, Thomas Hobbes’s pessimistic outlook on the state of nature has been one of the dominant theories in political philosophy. Hobbes vehemently argued that the state of nature is so violent and brutal that humans should do everything possible to avoid it—even if it requires giving up all of one’s individual freedoms and letting.

Thomas Hobbes (–), whose current reputation rests largely on his political philosophy, was a thinker with wide-ranging interests. In philosophy, he defended a range of materialist, nominalist, and empiricist views against Cartesian and Aristotelian alternatives.

In physics, his work was influential on Leibniz, and led him into. Unlike Locke, Hobbes seeks to embrace religion.

But it is a deadly embrace. [*] Locke advocates the separation of church and state that has become engrained in our conception of a secular republic: “I esteem it above all things necessary to distinguish exactly the business of civil government from that of religion, and to settle the just bounds that lie between the one.

Hobbes’s political theory is structured so that government is presented as the solution to a problem. The state of nature is an essential element of Hobbes’s setup of the problem. People need government because they’re insecure in the state of nat. a useful reinterpretation of the function of Hobbes's theological writings and their relationship to his political theory.

The book successfully returns Hobbes to the classical philosophical and political tradition that he was originally understood to have founded; it serves as an excellent, welcomed rival to the theistic Cited by: religion and considered it little more than a bothersome complication in his purely rational scheme of politics.

His writings on religion, seen from this 1 In The Elements of Law () Hobbes had given even less attention to the problem, essentially two chapters out of 29, or 21 pages out of in modern editions.

Thomas Hobbes, an English philosopher in the 17th century, was best known for his book Leviathan () and his political views on society.

Of Religion. Chapter XII of Thomas Hobbes () SEEING there are no signs nor fruit of religion but in man only, there is no cause to doubt but that the seed of religion is also only in man; and consisteth in some peculiar quality, or at least in some eminent degree thereof, not to be found in other living creatures.

Read an Excerpt. CHAPTER 1 "Of Darkness from Vain Philosophy" To begin to understand Hobbes's claim that he was the first to put political philosophy on a sound and scientific footing, we must first consider his dissatisfaction with the long-standing tradition of political philosophy in place before he began his : University of Chicago Press.1.

The Fool – A Definition. Hobbes’ ‘Leviathan’ is one of the most important books in political philosophy chiefly because it offered a view of how we should organise ourselves in order to avoid a life that was ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short’.

In his seminal text, Leviathan, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes offers what was then a radically novel conception of the origins of civil ’ ideas of the commonwealth are predicated upon his views of human nature and the state of mankind without government, and so he establishes his position on these concepts before addressing the .