Tag Archives: Thomas Hobbes

Response to Conservative Anarchists: Yes the State Contributes to My Happiness

I have been increasingly concerned that conservative reaction to recent years of electoral defeats has not just been to question specific political policies but to turn to some sort of unthinking anti-state anarchism, denouncing the very idea of the state. … Continue reading

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) and the Right to Self Defense

17th Century conservative philosopher Thomas Hobbes wrote  in his book ‘The Leviathan’ that the state was created because the right of individual self defense was paramount. But realistically, he thought there could be no agreement on what constituted legitimate self defense, … Continue reading

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Stand Your Ground: Conflict Cartoon Capturing Thomas Hobbes Views Precisely

It is interesting that the anti-state conservatism that currently distorts much discourse in the USA, seems to ignore completely the work of the interesting 17th century conservative political thinker, and philosopher Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679). Hobbes was of the view that … Continue reading

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Hate Taxes, Government, Regulations and Gun Control: Move to Somalia Now

I keep trying to get anti-state anarchists aka anti-state conservatives to have some sort of debate, but they must be very shy. Anyway, here’s a humorous message to them, but with a serious side: if you have a pathological hatred … Continue reading

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Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) on the Causes of Conflict

I have come to think that it is time Thomas Hobbes is retrieved from conservatism and made more generally available as the first philosopher whose main aim was the preservation of peace. I found this interesting: ‘So that in the … Continue reading

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Top Ten of our Top Ten Conflict Tips

Our Top Ten Conflict Tips from great thinkers and others, has proved very successful and so I thought I would provide links to the Top Ten most popular of them for your reference, though they are in reverse order of … Continue reading

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Re-Post: Thomas Hobbes Top Ten Conflict Tips

Well with Christmas coming, I thought it might be good to post one of our most popular postings ever on one of the first Great Thinkers to really work on the issue of war and peace with a systematic approach, … Continue reading

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