Hobbes’s Distinctive View of the Social ContractPhilip Pettit (Australian National University, Princeton University), Philip Pettit (Princeton University, Australian National University)
March 20, 2023, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
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For Hobbes, people in the condition of nature have a shared language and society but lack a sovereign and a state Language and society ensure that they are inescapably competitive, unlike other animals. A sovereign and a state would solve the problem, subjecting each to a common, pacifying power. But how are they to transition from the one condition to the other? His theory of the social contract—better perhaps, the political contract—is meant to solve that problem.
March 21, 2023, 7:00am +10:00
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