I view Thomas Hobbes as having a fear-based outlook on the world. Is there any way his ideas on fear can be used positively, instead of breeding distrust and competition as it does in his State of Nature?

I write a blog on Fear in modern society (here it is: https://fearinphilosophy.wordpress.com/ ) and I want to explore a constructive way to harness fear. Instead of fearing people (like immigrants) and feeding discrimination, is it realistic for society to direct its fears against poverty or climate change or whatever?

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Code Geass notions: you remember that speech about (in)equality by Charles zi Britannia? In the 17th century, Thomas Hobbes, wrote about inequality, authority, and absolutism with similar ideas. Here is an excerpt (2 and half page read) from Leviathan.
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I am writing a paper comparing the epistemologies of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes. What themes and ideas should I explore to bring out the empiricism vs rationalism aspects of their philosophies?
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The difference between mainstream money and Bitcoin can be explained by the difference between Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Agree or disagree?

I published a big article on alternative currencies today, in which I suggest (about 2/3 down the page) that Thomas Hobbes' idea that we need a central authoritarian arbitrator to keep score in society is analogous to the idea that we need a centralised oligopoly of banks to keep score of electronic money. Rousseau, by contrast, suggested that the arbitrator who keeps score could in fact be the collective General Will (an insight that later developed into democratic philosophies). I suggest that this may be a good way to think about Bitcoin. My bitcoin balance thus resembles something like the result of a popular democratic vote, rather than the ruling of a sovereign. What think thee?

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Our World According to Calvin & Hobbes

Title is click-bait because we are not looking at the adorable comic strip by Bill Watterson, but the philosophers John Calvin (contemporary of Martin Luther) and Thomas Hobbes (contemporary of R Boyle, and Wm Shakespeare).

How did Bill Watterson choose the names of his characters?... It was a Screwup?
> Looking for Calvin and Hobbes, Martell
Let’s Go Exploring, Hingston

Bait & Switch: Come for the curiosity, abide for the new horizons.

Or, don't switch; here is the site for C&H comix fans.

A plausible case can be made that our two main protagonists were conceptual scions of the Renaissance, which was mainly a breakaway from the dark middle age when civilization was "asleep", but reawakened after the "Moors" reintroduced the Classical heritage via Italy and thence into print via Gutenberg's new press see Global spread of the printing press. The press sure on the world-wide breakaway was a classic case of synergy, because the Age of Discovery ushered in new knowledge, simultaneous with a means to spread it, like ink with paper and a pewter platen.

Calvin's breakaway (a French worm in Roman wood) is involved in his embrace of Reformation ideology, usually attributed to [Martin Luthe

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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Ethics and BSS

I read BSS a few weeks ago and I thought about the. The book revolves around Thomas Hobbs ideas about humans. Actually, Panem is the perfect description of this. Hobbes said that Humans is naturally bad and has to be controlled by a government. This government must be a monarchy, where there is only one person that represent it (like in Panem, where the president makes all the decision). Also, he said that the peace comes when you take their rights (of the humans) and control them (with Peacekeepers and fear, like Panem) and finally Hobbes said the Man is the wolf of the man. With this in mind, we can understand the real meaning of the games. First, Snow noticed how a person that knows can kill depending on the situation, when he go to the arena and kill a tribute on self-defense. Second, when he was a Peacekeeper, he looked another perspective of the districts and noticed that the only way to be in peace is controlling the people with punishments. All of this, makes that Snow change his mind about the games. Now he thinks that the games prove that districts need the capitol to be in peace and in general, Panem needs order to be in control. It's not about a reminder for the war, it's more than that, it's the prove of the power and importance of the Capitol.

Sorry for my writing, I'm don't speak English:((

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Thomas Hobbes was wrong about life in a state of nature being β€œnasty, brutish, and short”. An anthropologist of war explains why β€” and shows how neo-Hobbesian thinkers, e.g. Steven Pinker, have abused the evidence to support this false claim. on-humans.podcastpage.io/…
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Thomas Hobbes was wrong about society. It need not be ordered top down. We can instead turn to local groups and our communities to structure our society. iai.tv/articles/hobbes-is…
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I don't see anyone talking about how the leviathan also has a reference to Thomas Hobbes The Leviathan, so i finally decided to share it with some friends on discord
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I begin a series of posts on the origin of societies, with references from Thomas Hobbes, J.J. Rousseau, E. O. Wilson and Margaret Thatcher, among others. I hope you like them and if so, please, share them: https://jijorquera.wixsite.com/onscienceandsociety/post/human-societies-sociedades-humanas
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Sean Hannity was forced to announce that Kari Lake lost the election. He grimly said β€œKatie Hobbs, who should have recused herself, has won.” Clarence Thomas should have recused himself from all Jan 6 cases after his wife illegally pressured lawmakers to overturn the election.
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Calvin and his tiger friend are named after John Calvin and Thomas Hobbes respectively. Does anyone have any thoughts on why these two men in particular.
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β€œForce and fraud are, in war, the two cardinal virtues.” β€” Thomas Hobbes

The takeaway is, you fight fraud with force and you fight force with fraud.

The amount of fraud being spewed clearly means they are TERRIFIED OF THE POWER OF RETAIL.

It also means that in order to fight immeasurable fraud you must exert IMMEASURABLE POWER.

DRS IS THE IMMEASURABLE POWER

POWER TO THE PLAYERS

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A few characters are named after famous philosophers, but Locke's character looks a lot like philosopher Thomas Hobbes, they even have the same scar above their brow reddit.com/gallery/x7okqe
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The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only. -Thomas Hobbes
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Follow-up to my daughter's (13) Calvin and Hobbes Build (see comments for more info and IDEAS link!) reddit.com/gallery/vucgem
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How big a deal was Thomas Hobbes leviathan?

Its considered a hugely influential work now, but was it like that from the start? What was so special about it?

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Is Levia based on Thomas Hobbes Leviathan or the biblical Leviathan?

I heard Levia is Orca's story enemy, and made the connection in my head that Orca is actually a reference to captain Ahab's obsession with Mobey Dick. However I'm not well read enough nor understand Korean to know if Levia Tanis is a reference to the literary Leviathan or just the mythical creature itself. Any body know if her story was fully explained yet in KR?

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saw this Calvin and Hobbes comic and had an idea
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Thomas Hobbes was right
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Having fun posing this guy! (Thanks to StuffHobbes for the idea!)
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Thomas Hobbes: "the Papacy is the ghost of the deceased Roman Empire" youtube.com/watch?v=6KdR5…
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calvin and hobbes by thomas kinkade reddit.com/gallery/v7z10y
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My daughter (13) was encouraged to submit her Calvin and Hobbes build to LEGO Ideas. Info in comments. reddit.com/gallery/vucimw
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thomas hobbes eating pizza hut
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Dancing = Liberalism? John Locke and Thomas Hobbes should have danced more and wrote less
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The last picture the Beatles ever took took together - photography by Thomas Hobbs
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Calvin & Hobbes in the style of Thomas Kinkade (made with DALL-E 2) reddit.com/gallery/vaf3zn
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SPS is running a batch of small -online- seminars on the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes this month. We'll be looking at how the feelings of fear and ignorance underlie his concepts of war, religion, and colonial conquest in the Leviathan. More info at www.sydneysymposia.com
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Character ideas... I feel like we need more animal characters, so how about Robin Hood, or Thomas O'Malley?
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calvin and hobbes by thomas kinkade reddit.com/gallery/v7z10y
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"...and as we see in the water, though the wind cease, the waves give not over rolling for a long time after; so also it happeneth in that motion which is made in the internal parts of a man, then, when he sees, dreams, etc." -Thomas Hobbes 'Leviathan: Ch. II Of Imagination'
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(OC) Since you guys got mad at me about the "Thoma Dog" thing I made an even more controverse one (idea from u/Leshawkcomics )
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SPS will be holding a small online seminar on the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes this month. More info at www.sydneysymposia.com/#upcoming
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Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

Does anyone have any recommendation of which edition of Thomas Hobbes Leviathan I should read? I wanna read it with modernized spelling and grammar to make it easier for me to get through it, english isn't my first language.

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Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel: "With Thomas (Tuchel) it came out of the blue. The sacking is grist to the mill of those who are against investors in football. It was purely an investor’s decision. Someone who has no idea about football..." football365.com/news/main…
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"Democracy is a battle of ideas, but one that depends on treating opponents as legitimate adversaries not treasonous enemies" -Jonathan Wolff (Oxford) on Hobbes, Democracy, and Loyal Opposition. newstatesman.com/ideas/ag…
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What are Your Thoughts on Thomas Hobbes?
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What's your opinion of Thomas Hobbes?

Author of Leviathan

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