Category: Hobbes

rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

Posted by luno in Hobbes, General (Friday December 15, 2006 at 4:47 pm)
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For I doubt not, but if it had been a thing contrary to any man’s right of dominion, or to the interest of men that have dominion, that the three angles of a triangle should be equal to two angles of a square, that doctrine should have been, if not disputed, yet by the burning […]

Hobbes, constituted authority, and permission to exit (or enter)

Posted by luno in political philosophy, suicide, Hobbes, General (Friday December 15, 2006 at 4:20 pm)
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…no man that hath sovereign power can justly be put to death, or otherwise in any manner by his subjects punished. For seeing every subject is author of the actions of his sovereign, he punisheth another for the actions committed by himself.
[Leviathan, Chapter XVIII, “Of the Rights of Sovereigns by Institution”]
But may he not commit […]

Mommy has a license to kill, Kant said so

Posted by luno in abortion, Hobbes, female criminality, capital punishment, marriage, Kant, Deontology, sex differences, Weininger (Monday August 22, 2005 at 1:20 pm)
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Why mother’s may kill, but governments may not…

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